Debian DSA-1860-1 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9 - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44725


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-0642 The return value from the OCSP_basic_verify function was not checked properly, allowing continued use of a revoked certificate.

- CVE-2009-1904 An issue in parsing BigDecimal numbers can result in a denial-of-service condition (crash).

The following matrix identifies fixed versions :

ruby1.8 ruby1.9 oldstable (etch) 1.8.5-4etch5 1.9.0+20060609-1etch5 stable (lenny) unstable (sid) (soon)


Upgrade the Ruby packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44725

File Name: debian_DSA-1860.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0642, CVE-2009-1904

BID: 35278

DSA: 1860

CWE: 189, 287