SuSE9 Security Update : ruby (YOU Patch Number 12452)

high Nessus Plugin ID 41312
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41312

File Name: suse9_12452.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: 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: 7/10/2009

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