Amazon Linux AMI : rubygems (ALAS-2012-79)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69686


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


RubyGems before 1.8.23 can redirect HTTPS connections to HTTP, which makes it easier for remote attackers to observe or modify a gem during installation via a man-in-the-middle attack.


Run 'yum update rubygems' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69686

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-79.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2125

ALAS: 2012-79