FreeBSD : ruby -- CGI DoS (d656296b-33ff-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38113


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


The Ruby CGI.rb module contains a bug which can cause the CGI module to go into an infinite loop, thereby causing a denial-of-service situation on the web server by using all available CPU time.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38113

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d656296b33ff11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby-1.7.0, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby_r, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983

DSA: 586