Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2006:225)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24609


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


Another vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library (cgi.rb) that ships with Ruby which could be used by a malicious user to create a denial of service attack (DoS).

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24609

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-225.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: 2006/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983, CVE-2006-6303

MDKSA: 2006:225

CWE: 399