Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : ruby1.9.1 vulnerabilities (USN-3439-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103692

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could use this to cause a buffer overrun. (CVE-2017-0898)

Yusuke Endoh discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could use this to execute terminal escape sequences.
(CVE-2017-0899)

Yusuke Endoh discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-0900)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could use this to overwrite any file on the filesystem.
(CVE-2017-0901)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10784)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-14033)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-14064).

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

Solution

Update the affected libruby1.9.1, ruby1.9.1 and / or ruby1.9.3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3439-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103692

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3439-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/6/2017

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.9.3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/5/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0898, CVE-2017-0899, CVE-2017-0900, CVE-2017-0901, CVE-2017-10748, CVE-2017-10784, CVE-2017-14033, CVE-2017-14064

USN: 3439-1