FreeBSD : ruby-saml -- XML signature wrapping attack (3fcd52b2-4510-11e6-a15f-00248c0c745d)

high Nessus Plugin ID 92006


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


RubySec reports :

ruby-saml prior to version 1.3.0 is vulnerable to an XML signature wrapping attack in the specific scenario where there was a signature that referenced at the same time 2 elements (but past the scheme validator process since 1 of the element was inside the encrypted assertion).

ruby-saml users must update to 1.3.0, which implements 3 extra validations to mitigate this kind of attack.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92006

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3fcd52b2451011e6a15f00248c0c745d.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 7/12/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/24/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5697