FreeBSD : ruby-gems -- Algorithmic Complexity Vulnerability (54237182-9635-4a8b-92d7-33bfaeed84cd)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ruby Gem developers report :

RubyGems validates versions with a regular expression that is
vulnerable to denial of service due to backtracking. For specially
crafted RubyGems versions attackers can cause denial of service
through CPU consumption.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8d15c0c9

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71070 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4287

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