GLSA-200605-11 : Ruby: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21353


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-11 (Ruby: Denial of Service)

Ruby uses blocking sockets for WEBrick and XMLRPC servers.
Impact :

An attacker could send large amounts of data to an affected server to block the socket and thus deny other connections to the server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21353

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ruby, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1931

BID: 17645

OSVDB: 24972

GLSA: 200605-11