FreeBSD : ruby -- multiple vulnerabilities (76562594-1f19-11db-b7d4-0008743bf21a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22139


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Ruby, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

- An error in the handling of the 'alias' functionality can be exploited to bypass the safe level protection and replace methods called in the trusted level.

- An error caused due to directory operations not being properly checked can be exploited to bypass the safe level protection and close untainted directory streams.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22139

File Name: freebsd_pkg_765625941f1911dbb7d40008743bf21a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/04

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby_static, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3694

BID: 18944

Secunia: 21009