FreeBSD : ruby -- multiple vulnerabilities in safe level (c329712a-6b5b-11dd-9d79-001fc61c2a55)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33906


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


The official ruby site reports :

Several vulnerabilities in safe level have been discovereds:.

- untrace_var is permitted at safe level 4;

- $PROGRAM_NAME may be modified at safe level 4;

- insecure methods may be called at safe level 1-3;

- syslog operations are permitted at safe level 4;

- dl doesn't check taintness, so it could allow attackers to call dangerous functions.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33906

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c329712a6b5b11dd9d79001fc61c2a55.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/08/17

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

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-2008-3655, CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-3905

CWE: 264, 287, 399