FreeBSD : ruby -- arbitrary command execution on XMLRPC server (594eb447-e398-11d9-a8bd-000cf18bbe54)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18942


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


Nobuhiro IMAI reports :

the default value modification on Module#public_instance_methods (from false to true) breaks s.add_handler(XMLRPC::iPIMethods('sample'), style security protection.

This problem could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on XMLRPC server of libruby.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18942

File Name: freebsd_pkg_594eb447e39811d9a8bd000cf18bbe54.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby_static, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1992