Debian DLA-2027-1 : jruby security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 131960

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several security vulnerabilities were found in Ruby that also affected Debian's JRuby package, a pure-Java implementation of Ruby. Attackers were able to call arbitrary Ruby methods, cause a denial of service or inject input into HTTP response headers when using the WEBrick module.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.6-9+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your jruby 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected jruby package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/12/msg00009.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/jruby

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131960

File Name: debian_DLA-2027.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16255

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:debian:debian_linux:jruby, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17742, CVE-2019-16201, CVE-2019-16254, CVE-2019-16255