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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24577


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24577

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-192.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2006/10/27

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2006:192