Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2009:160)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40398


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


The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string argument that represents a large number, as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data type.

This update corrects the problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40398

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-160.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/28

Modified: 2015/03/30

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: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:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1904

BID: 35278

MDVSA: 2009:160

CWE: 189