Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Ruby regression (USN-3621-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109058

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3621-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ruby. The update caused an issue due to an incomplete patch for CVE-2018-1000074. This update reverts the problematic patch pending further investigation.

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It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-1000073)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-1000074)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-1000075)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain crypto signatures. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000076)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-1000077, CVE-2018-1000078, CVE-2018-1000079).

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3621-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109058

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3621-2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/16

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby2.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.9.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000073, CVE-2018-1000074, CVE-2018-1000075, CVE-2018-1000076, CVE-2018-1000077, CVE-2018-1000078, CVE-2018-1000079

USN: 3621-2