Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2008:029)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38115


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Ruby network libraries Net::HTTP, Net::IMAP, Net::FTPTLS, Net::Telnet, Net::POP3, and Net::SMTP, up to Ruby version 1.8.6 are affected by a possible man-in-the-middle attack, when using SSL, due to a missing check of the CN (common name) attribute in SSL certificates against the server's hostname.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent the issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38115

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ruby-tk, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5162, CVE-2007-5770

BID: 25847, 26421

MDVSA: 2008:029

CWE: 287