Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-805-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40329
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Ruby did not properly validate certificates. An attacker could exploit this and present invalid or revoked X.509 certificates. (CVE-2009-0642)
It was discovered that Ruby did not properly handle string arguments that represent large numbers. An attacker could exploit this and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1904).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.