GLSA-200906-02 : Ruby: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39565


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-02 (Ruby: Denial of Service)

Tadayoshi Funaba reported that BigDecimal in ext/bigdecimal/bigdecimal.c does not properly handle string arguments containing overly long numbers.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to remotely cause a Denial of Service attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.6_p369'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39565

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200906-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:ruby, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1904

BID: 35278

OSVDB: 55031

GLSA: 200906-02

CWE: 189