Fedora 9 : ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9 (2008-8738)

high Nessus Plugin ID 34380
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected ruby package.

See Also

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in-

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449345

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458948

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458953

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458966

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459266

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460134

http://www.nessus.org/u?bc21b07b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34380

File Name: fedora_2008-8738.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/10/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ruby, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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: 10/9/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447, CVE-2008-3443, CVE-2008-3655, CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-3657, CVE-2008-3790, CVE-2008-3905

BID: 30131, 30644, 30682, 30802

CERT: 800113

IAVA: 2008-A-0045

FEDORA: 2008-8738

CWE: 20, 264, 287, 399