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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40398
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40398

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-160.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 7/28/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1904

BID: 35278

MDVSA: 2009:160

CWE: 189