Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : ruby1.8 vulnerability (USN-195-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20609

Synopsis

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

Description

The object oriented scripting language Ruby supports safely executing untrusted code with two mechanisms: safe level and taint flag on objects. Dr. Yutaka Oiwa discovered a vulnerability that allows Ruby methods to bypass these mechanisms. In systems which use this feature, this could be exploited to execute Ruby code beyond the restrictions specified in each safe level.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20609

File Name: ubuntu_USN-195-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:irb1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbigdecimal-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurses-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdbm-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdl-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libdrb-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liberb-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdbm-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libiconv-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenssl-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpty-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libracc-runtime-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreadline-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librexml-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.8-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsdbm-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoap-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libstrscan-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsyslog-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtcltk-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtest-unit-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtk-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebrick-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxmlrpc-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libyaml-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libzlib-ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rdoc1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ri1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.8-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.8-elisp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.8-examples, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2337

USN: 195-1