Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2004:128)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15650
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Synopsis

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Andres Salomon noticed a problem with the CGI session management in Ruby. The CGI:Session's FileStore implementations store session information in an insecure manner by just creating files and ignoring permission issues (CVE-2004-0755).

The ruby developers have corrected a problem in the ruby CGI module that can be triggered remotely and cause an inifinite loop on the server (CVE-2004-0983).

The updated packages are patched to prevent these problems.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15650

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-128.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 11/9/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-tk, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0755, CVE-2004-0983

MDKSA: 2004:128