Debian DLA-1585-1 : ruby-rack security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119102


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an XSS vulnerability in the ruby-rack web-server library.

A malicious request could impact the HTTP/HTTPS scheme being returned to the underlying application.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in ruby-rack version 1.5.2-3+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-rack 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 ruby-rack package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119102

File Name: debian_DLA-1585.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/23

Updated: 2019/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-rack, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16471