Fedora 8 : ruby- (2008-8736)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34379

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VPR Score: 6.6


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to new upstream release fixing multiple security issues detailed in the upstream advisories:
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple- vulnerabilities-in-ruby/ - CVE-2008-3655 - multiple insufficient safe mode restrictions - CVE-2008-3656 - WEBrick DoS vulnerability (CPU consumption) - CVE-2008-3657 - missing 'taintness' checks in dl module
- CVE-2008-3905 - resolv.rb adds random transactions ids and source ports to prevent DNS spoofing attacks http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in- rexml/ - CVE-2008-3790 - DoS in the REXML module One issue not covered by any upstream advisory: - CVE-2008-3443 - DoS in the regular expression engine

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ruby package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34379

File Name: fedora_2008-8736.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ruby, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3443, CVE-2008-3655, CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-3657, CVE-2008-3790, CVE-2008-3905

BID: 30644, 30682, 30802

FEDORA: 2008-8736

CWE: 20, 264, 287, 399