Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ruby1.8 vulnerability (USN-394-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27980
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn error was found in Ruby's CGI library that did not correctly quote the boundary of multipart MIME requests. Using a crafted HTTP request, a remote user could cause a denial of service, where Ruby CGI applications would end up in a loop, monopolizing a CPU.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.