This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in ruby :
A flaw was found in Ruby's SSL client's hostname identity check when
handling certificates that contain hostnames with NULL bytes. An
attacker could potentially exploit this flaw to conduct
man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers. Note that to exploit
this issue, an attacker would need to obtain a carefully-crafted
certificate signed by an authority that the client trusts
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true