Fedora 9 : ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9 (2008-8738)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to new upstream release fixing multiple security issues
detailed in the upstream advisories:
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-
vulnerabilities-in-ruby/ - CVE-2008-3655 - multiple insufficient safe
mode restrictions - CVE-2008-3656 - WEBrick DoS vulnerability (CPU
consumption) - CVE-2008-3657 - missing 'taintness' checks in dl module
- CVE-2008-3905 - resolv.rb adds random transactions ids and source
ports to prevent DNS spoofing attacks
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in-
rexml/ - CVE-2008-3790 - DoS in the REXML module One issue not covered
by any upstream advisory: - CVE-2008-3443 - DoS in the regular
expression engine

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in-
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449345
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458948
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458953
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458966
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459266
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460134
http://www.nessus.org/u?bc21b07b

Solution :

Update the affected ruby package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34380 (fedora_2008-8738.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30131
30644
30682
30802

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1447
CVE-2008-3443
CVE-2008-3655
CVE-2008-3656
CVE-2008-3657
CVE-2008-3790
CVE-2008-3905

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