Debian DSA-1612-1 : ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 33551
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language, which may lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-2662 Drew Yao discovered that multiple integer overflows in the string processing code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2663 Drew Yao discovered that multiple integer overflows in the string processing code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2664 Drew Yao discovered that a programming error in the string processing code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2725 Drew Yao discovered that an integer overflow in the array handling code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2726 Drew Yao discovered that an integer overflow in the array handling code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-2376 It was discovered that an integer overflow in the array handling code may lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the ruby1.8 packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.5-4etch2.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2662

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2663

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2664

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2725

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2726

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-2376

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1612

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33551

File Name: debian_DSA-1612.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/23/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2376, CVE-2008-2662, CVE-2008-2663, CVE-2008-2664, CVE-2008-2725, CVE-2008-2726

DSA: 1612

CWE: 189, 399