Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2010:017)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44061


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ruby :

WEBrick 1.3.1 in Ruby 1.8.6 through patchlevel 383, 1.8.7 through patchlevel 248, 1.8.8dev, 1.9.1 through patchlevel 376, and 1.9.2dev writes data to a log file without sanitizing non-printable characters, which might allow remote attackers to modify a window's title, or possibly execute arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via an HTTP request containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator (CVE-2009-4492).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44061

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4492

BID: 37710

MDVSA: 2010:017

CWE: 20