FreeBSD : ruby -- BigDecimal denial of service vulnerability (62e0fbe5-5798-11de-bb78-001cc0377035)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39375


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


The official ruby site reports :

A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability was found on the BigDecimal standard library of Ruby. Conversion from BigDecimal objects into Float numbers had a problem which enables attackers to effectively cause segmentation faults.

An attacker can cause a denial of service by causing BigDecimal to parse an insanely large number, such as :



Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39375

File Name: freebsd_pkg_62e0fbe5579811debb78001cc0377035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/15

Modified: 2016/05/09

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:N/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+oniguruma, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+pthreads, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby+pthreads+oniguruma, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1904

BID: 35278

CWE: 189