FreeBSD : ruby -- heap overflow vulnerability (eab8c3bd-e50c-11de-9cd0-001a926c7637)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 43095


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The official ruby site reports :

There is a heap overflow vulnerability in String#ljust, String#center and String#rjust. This has allowed an attacker to run arbitrary code in some rare cases.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43095

File Name: freebsd_pkg_eab8c3bde50c11de9cd0001a926c7637.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/10

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4124

CWE: 119