Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : Ruby vulnerabilities (USN-4882-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147970

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4882-1 advisory.

- The JSON gem through 2.2.0 for Ruby, as used in Ruby 2.4 through 2.4.9, 2.5 through 2.5.7, and 2.6 through 2.6.5, has an Unsafe Object Creation Vulnerability. This is quite similar to CVE-2013-0269, but does not rely on poor garbage-collection behavior within Ruby. Specifically, use of JSON parsing methods can lead to creation of a malicious object within the interpreter, with adverse effects that are application- dependent. (CVE-2020-10663)

- An issue was discovered in Ruby 2.5.x through 2.5.7, 2.6.x through 2.6.5, and 2.7.0. If a victim calls BasicSocket#read_nonblock(requested_size, buffer, exception: false), the method resizes the buffer to fit the requested size, but no data is copied. Thus, the buffer string provides the previous value of the heap. This may expose possibly sensitive data from the interpreter. (CVE-2020-10933)

- An issue was discovered in Ruby through 2.5.8, 2.6.x through 2.6.6, and 2.7.x through 2.7.1. WEBrick, a simple HTTP server bundled with Ruby, had not checked the transfer-encoding header value rigorously. An attacker may potentially exploit this issue to bypass a reverse proxy (which also has a poor header check), which may lead to an HTTP Request Smuggling attack. (CVE-2020-25613)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4882-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147970

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4882-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25613

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby2.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby2.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby2.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.3-tcltk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby2.7-dev

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/28/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10663, CVE-2020-10933, CVE-2020-25613

USN: 4882-1