GLSA-201405-14 : Ruby OpenID: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74057


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-14 (Ruby OpenID: Denial of Service)

An XML entity parsing error has been discovered in Ruby OpenID.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted XML file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby OpenID users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/ruby-openid-2.2.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74057

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ruby-openid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1812

BID: 58258

GLSA: 201405-14