Fedora 17 : ruby-1.9.3.327-19.fc17 (2012-18017)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62955

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

A security flaw was found on ruby currently shiped on Fedora 18 that carefully crafted sequence of strings may cause a denial of service attack on the service that parses the sequence to create a Hash object by using the strings as keys. This issue is now registered as CVE-2012-5371.

This new package should 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.

Solution

Update the affected ruby package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=875267

http://www.nessus.org/u?c3e0fcff

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62955

File Name: fedora_2012-18017.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/19

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ruby, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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: 2012/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5371

BID: 56484

FEDORA: 2012-18017