GLSA-200411-23 : Ruby: Denial of Service issue

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15724
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-23 (Ruby: Denial of Service issue)

Ruby's developers found and fixed an issue in the CGI module that can be triggered remotely and cause an infinite loop.
Impact :

A remote attacker could trigger the vulnerability through an exposed Ruby web application and cause the server to use unnecessary CPU resources, potentially resulting in a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Ruby 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.6.8-r12' All Ruby 1.8.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2_pre3'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200411-23

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15724

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-23.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2004

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:gentoo:linux:ruby, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983

GLSA: 200411-23