Fedora 18 : ruby- (2012-17949)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63030


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected ruby package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63030

File Name: fedora_2012-17949.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/26

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5371

BID: 56484

FEDORA: 2012-17949