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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38113
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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: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: 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: 11/13/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/6/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0983

DSA: 586