Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2005:191)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20121


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


Yutaka Oiwa discovered a bug in Ruby, the interpreter for the object-oriented scripting language, that can cause illegal program code to bypass the safe level and taint flag protections check and be executed.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20121

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/02

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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, 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: 2005/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2337

MDKSA: 2005:191