New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)
Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.
VPR Score: 4.4
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionThe regular expression engine of Ruby, a scripting language, contains a memory leak which can be triggered remotely under certain circumstances, leading to a denial of service condition (CVE-2008-3443 ).
In addition, this security update addresses a regression in the REXML XML parser of the ruby1.8 package; the regression was introduced in DSA-1651-1.
SolutionUpgrade the Ruby packages.
For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.5-4etch4 of the ruby1.8 package, and version 1.9.0+20060609-1etch4 of the ruby1.9 package.