FreeBSD : ruby -- DoS vulnerability in WEBrick (f7ba20aa-6b5a-11dd-9d79-001fc61c2a55)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The official ruby site reports :

WEBrick::HTTP::DefaultFileHandler is faulty of exponential time taking
requests due to a backtracking regular expression in
WEBrick::HTTPUtils.split_header_value.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1ff7ab4e
http://www.nessus.org/u?0dde84ca

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33907 (freebsd_pkg_f7ba20aa6b5a11dd9d79001fc61c2a55.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3655
CVE-2008-3656
CVE-2008-3905

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