Debian DLA-1112-1 : rubygems security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103470
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Some vulnerabilities were found in the Rubygems package that affects the LTS distribution.

CVE-2017-0900

DOS vulernerability in the query command

CVE-2017-0901

gem installer allows a malicious gem to overwrite arbitrary files

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.24-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rubygems packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected rubygems, rubygems-doc, and rubygems1.8 packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/09/msg00031.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/rubygems

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103470

File Name: debian_DLA-1112.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rubygems, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rubygems-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rubygems1.8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0900, CVE-2017-0901