SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ruby2.1 (SUSE-SU-2017:1067-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99578



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This ruby2.1 update to version 2.1.9 fixes the following issues:
Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-2339: heap overflow vulnerability in the'initialize' (bsc#1018808)

- CVE-2015-7551: Unsafe tainted string usage in Fiddle and DL (bsc#959495)

- CVE-2015-3900: hostname validation does not work when fetching gems or making API requests (bsc#936032)

- CVE-2015-1855: Ruby'a OpenSSL extension suffers a vulnerability through overly permissive matching of hostnames (bsc#926974)

- CVE-2014-4975: off-by-one stack-based buffer overflow in the encodes() function (bsc#887877) Bugfixes :

- SUSEconnect doesn't handle domain wildcards in no_proxy environment variable properly (bsc#1014863)

- Segmentation fault after pack & ioctl & unpack (bsc#909695)

- Ruby:HTTP Header injection in 'net/http' (bsc#986630) ChangeLog :


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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-624=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-624=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99578

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1067-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2017

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libruby2_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libruby2_1-2_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ruby2.1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ruby2.1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ruby2.1-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ruby2.1-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ruby2.1-stdlib-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4975, CVE-2015-1855, CVE-2015-3900, CVE-2015-7551, CVE-2016-2339

BID: 68474, 74446, 75482