FreeBSD : ruby -- DNS spoofing vulnerability (959d384d-6b59-11dd-9d79-001fc61c2a55)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33905


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The official ruby site reports :

resolv.rb allow remote attackers to spoof DNS answers. This risk can be reduced by randomness of DNS transaction IDs and source ports.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33905

File Name: freebsd_pkg_959d384d6b5911dd9d79001fc61c2a55.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/08/17

Modified: 2015/05/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+oniguruma, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+pthreads, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+pthreads+oniguruma, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447

IAVA: 2008-A-0045