Debian DLA-1112-1 : rubygems security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103470
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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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


DOS vulernerability in the query command


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.


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

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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: ssh_get_info.nasl

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