Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2008:029)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Ruby network libraries Net::HTTP, Net::IMAP, Net::FTPTLS, Net::Telnet,
Net::POP3, and Net::SMTP, up to Ruby version 1.8.6 are affected by a
possible man-in-the-middle attack, when using SSL, due to a missing
check of the CN (common name) attribute in SSL certificates against
the server's hostname.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent the issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38115 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-029.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25847
26421

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5162
CVE-2007-5770

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