Fedora 18 : ruby- (2012-15376)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62455


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Some security flaws were found on ruby currently shipped on Fedora 18 where malicious user can bypass safe mechanize by raising exception intentionally and make arbitrary strings tainted. This flaw were now registered as CVE-2012-4464 and CVE-2012-4466.

This update rpm will fix this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ruby package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62455

File Name: fedora_2012-15376.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/09

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ruby, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4464, CVE-2012-4466

BID: 55757

FEDORA: 2012-15376