Debian DLA-603-1 : ruby-activesupport-3.2 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93131


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The support and utility classes used by the Rails 3.2 framework allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (SystemStackError) via a large XML document depth.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.6-6+deb7u2.

Additionally this upload adds 'active_support/security_utils' that will be used by ruby-actionpack-3.2 to address CVE-2015-7576.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-activesupport-3.2 packages.

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.


Upgrade the affected ruby-activesupport-3.2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93131

File Name: debian_DLA-603.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-activesupport-3.2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3227

BID: 75234