FreeBSD : ruby -- multiple vulnerabilities (f7fcb75c-e537-11e9-863e-b9b7af01ba9e)

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CVE-2019-15845: A NUL injection vulnerability of File.fnmatch and File.fnmatch?

A NUL injection vulnerability of Ruby built-in methods (File.fnmatch and File.fnmatch?) was found. An attacker who has the control of the path pattern parameter could exploit this vulnerability to make path matching pass despite the intention of the program author.

CVE-2019-16201: Regular Expression Denial of Service vulnerability of WEBrick's Digest access authentication

Regular expression denial of service vulnerability of WEBrick's Digest authentication module was found. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause an effective denial of service against a WEBrick service.

CVE-2019-16254: HTTP response splitting in WEBrick (Additional fix)

There is an HTTP response splitting vulnerability in WEBrick bundled with Ruby.

CVE-2019-16255: A code injection vulnerability of Shell#[] and Shell#test

A code injection vulnerability of Shell#[] and Shell#test in a standard library (lib/shell.rb) was found.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129549

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f7fcb75ce53711e9863eb9b7af01ba9e.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/3/2019

Updated: 7/21/2020

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16255


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15845, CVE-2019-16201, CVE-2019-16254, CVE-2019-16255