Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2006:192)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 24577
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Synopsis

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The CGI library in Ruby 1.8 allowed a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service via an HTTP request with a multipart MIME body that contained an invalid boundary specifier, which would result in an infinite loop and CPU consumption.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24577

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-192.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2/18/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-tk, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2006

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2006:192