Debian DSA-586-1 : ruby - infinite loop

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15684
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The upstream developers of Ruby have corrected a problem in the CGI module for this language. Specially crafted requests could cause an infinite loop and thus cause the program to eat up cpu cycles.


Upgrade the ruby packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.7-3woody4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15684

File Name: debian_DSA-586.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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:debian:debian_linux:ruby, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983

DSA: 586