Debian DSA-4259-1 : ruby2.3 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111468
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language, which may result in incorrect processing of HTTP/FTP, directory traversal, command injection, unintended socket creation or information disclosure.

This update also fixes several issues in RubyGems which could allow an attacker to use specially crafted gem files to mount cross-site scripting attacks, cause denial of service through an infinite loop, write arbitrary files, or run malicious code.

Solution

Upgrade the ruby2.3 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.3-1+deb9u3.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/ruby2.3

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/ruby2.3

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4259

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111468

File Name: debian_DSA-4259.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/2/2018

Updated: 4/5/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:debian:debian_linux:ruby2.3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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: 7/31/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17405, CVE-2017-17742, CVE-2017-17790, CVE-2018-1000073, CVE-2018-1000074, CVE-2018-1000075, CVE-2018-1000076, CVE-2018-1000077, CVE-2018-1000078, CVE-2018-1000079, CVE-2018-6914, CVE-2018-8777, CVE-2018-8778, CVE-2018-8779, CVE-2018-8780

DSA: 4259