Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60502


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


Vincent Danen reported, that Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0897 did not properly address a denial of service flaw in the WEBrick (Ruby HTTP server toolkit), known as CVE-2008-3656. This flaw allowed a remote attacker to send a specially crafted HTTP request to a WEBrick server that would cause the server to use excessive CPU time. This update properly addresses this flaw. (CVE-2008-4310)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60502

File Name: sl_20081204_ruby_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3656, CVE-2008-4310

CWE: 399