SuSE9 Security Update : ruby (YOU Patch Number 12452)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41312

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VPR Score: 6.6


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update for ruby fixes the following security issues :

- Improve return value checks for OpenSSL function OCSP_basic_verify() to refuse usage of revoked certificates. (CVE-2009-0642)

- Increase entropy of DNS identifiers to avoid spoofing attacks. (CVE-2008-3905)

- Fix denial of service (DoS) vulnerability while parsing XML data. (CVE-2008-3790)

- Fix possible attack on algorithm complexity in function WEBrick::HTTP::DefaultFileHandler() while parsing HTTP requests or by using the regex engine to cause high CPU load. (CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-3443)

- Improve ruby's access restriction code. (CVE-2008-3655)

- Improve safe-level handling using function DL.dlopen().

- Improve big decimal handling. (CVE-2009-1904)

- Disable bypassing of HTTP basic authentication (authenticate_with_http_digest).


Apply YOU patch number 12452.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41312

File Name: suse9_12452.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3443, CVE-2008-3655, CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-3657, CVE-2008-3790, CVE-2008-3905, CVE-2009-0642, CVE-2009-1904

CWE: 20, 189, 264, 287, 399