GLSA-201412-27 : Ruby: Denial of Service

high Nessus Plugin ID 79980


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-27 (Ruby: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or bypass security restrictions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby 1.9 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.9.3_p551' All Ruby 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p598'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79980

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-27.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0188, CVE-2011-1004, CVE-2011-1005, CVE-2011-4815, CVE-2012-4481, CVE-2012-5371, CVE-2013-0269, CVE-2013-1821, CVE-2013-4164, CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090

BID: 46458, 46460, 46966, 51198, 55813, 56484, 57899, 58141, 63873, 70935, 71230

GLSA: 201412-27