Amazon Linux AMI : ruby (ALAS-2012-139)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69629

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Ruby 1.8.7 before patchlevel 371, 1.9.3 before patchlevel 286, and 2.0 before revision r37068 allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe-level restrictions and modify untainted strings via the name_err_mesg_to_str API function, which marks the string as tainted, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1005 .

Solution

Run 'yum update ruby' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-139.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69629

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-139.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-irb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-rdoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-ri, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4466

ALAS: 2012-139