openSUSE Security Update : ruby2.1 (openSUSE-2017-527)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99753



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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 :


This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected ruby2.1 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99753

File Name: openSUSE-2017-527.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/1/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libruby2_1-2_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libruby2_1-2_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-devel-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-doc-ri, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ruby2.1-stdlib-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2017

Reference Information

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