FreeBSD : Ruby -- unsafe tainted string vulnerability (3b50881d-1860-4721-aab1-503290e23f6c)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87610


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Ruby developer reports :

There is an unsafe tainted string vulnerability in Fiddle and DL. This issue was originally reported and fixed with CVE-2009-5147 in DL, but reappeared after DL was reimplemented using Fiddle and libffi.

And, about DL, CVE-2009-5147 was fixed at Ruby 1.9.1, but not fixed at other branches, then rubies which bundled DL except Ruby 1.9.1 are still vulnerable.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87610

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3b50881d18604721aab1503290e23f6c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/12/29

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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


Base Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ruby, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7551