Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Chris Clark discovered that Ruby's HTTPS module did not check for
commonName mismatches early enough during SSL negotiation. If a remote
attacker were able to perform man-in-the-middle attacks, this flaw
could be exploited to view sensitive information in HTTPS requests
coming from Ruby applications. (CVE-2007-5162)
It was discovered that Ruby's FTPTLS, telnets, and IMAPS modules did
not check the commonName when performing SSL certificate checks. If a
remote attacker were able to perform man-in-the-middle attacks, this
flaw could be exploited to eavesdrop on encrypted communications from
Ruby applications using these protocols. (CVE-2007-5770).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
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has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0