Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20141126)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79657

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way the Ruby REXML XML parser performed expansion of parameter entities. A specially crafted XML document could cause REXML to use an excessive amount of CPU and memory. (CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090)

All running instances of Ruby need to be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8329d7b1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79657

File Name: sl_20141126_ruby_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/2/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-docs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-irb, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-rdoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-ri, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:ruby-tcltk, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090