Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2006:079)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21285
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in how ruby's HTTP module uses blocking sockets was reported by Yukihiro Matsumoto. By sending large amounts of data to a server application using this module, a remote attacker could exploit it to render the application unusable and not respond to other client requests.
The updated packages have been patched to fix this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.