FreeBSD : Ruby insecure file permissions in the CGI session management (e811aaf1-f015-11d8-876f-00902714cc7c)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14280


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


According to a Debian Security Advisory :

Andres Salomon noticed a problem in the CGI session management of Ruby, an object-oriented scripting language. CGI::Session's FileStore (and presumably PStore [...]) implementations store session information insecurely. They simply create files, ignoring permission issues. This can lead an attacker who has also shell access to the webserver to take over a session.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14280

File Name: freebsd_ruby_181.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/17

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0755

DSA: 537