Debian DLA-1112-1 : rubygems security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103470


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: High

ID: 103470

File Name: debian_DLA-1112.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

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


Risk Factor: High

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