Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9.1 vulnerability (USN-1902-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67224

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

William (B.J.) Snow Orvis discovered that Ruby incorrectly verified the hostname in SSL certificates. An attacker could trick Ruby into trusting a rogue server certificate, which was signed by a trusted certificate authority, to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1902-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67224

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1902-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/10/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ruby1.9.1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4073

BID: 60843

USN: 1902-1