Debian DSA-1234-1 : ruby1.6 - denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 23847
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A denial of service vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library included with Ruby, the interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming.


Upgrade the ruby1.6 package.

For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.8-12sarge3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23847

File Name: debian_DSA-1234.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983, CVE-2006-5467

BID: 20777

DSA: 1234