Debian DLA-200-1 : ruby1.9.1 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82805

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2014-4975

The encodes() function in pack.c had an off-by-one error that could lead to a stack-based buffer overflow. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or arbitrary code execution.

CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090

The REXML parser could be coerced into allocating large string objects that could consume all available memory on the system. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash).

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/04/msg00013.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/ruby1.9.1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82805

File Name: debian_DLA-200.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/16

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libruby1.9.1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtcltk-ruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ri1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9.1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9.1-elisp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9.1-examples, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby1.9.1-full, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4975, CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090

BID: 68474, 70935, 71230