Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2005:118)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19192


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


A vulnerability was discovered in ruby version 1.8 that could allow for the execution of arbitrary commands on a server running the ruby xmlrpc server.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19192

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/05/31

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: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:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1992

MDKSA: 2005:118