Debian Security Advisory DSA 1652-1 (ruby1.9)

Published: 2008-11-01 00:55:10
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201652-1

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language, which may lead to denial of service and other security problems. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2008-3655 Keita Yamaguchi discovered that several safe level restrictions are insufficiently enforced. CVE-2008-3656 Christian Neukirchen discovered that the WebRick module uses inefficient algorithms for HTTP header splitting, resulting in denial of service through resource exhaustion. CVE-2008-3657 It was discovered that the dl module doesn't perform taintness checks. CVE-2008-3790 Luka Treiber and Mitja Kolsek discovered that recursively nested XML entities can lead to denial of service through resource exhaustion in rexml. CVE-2008-3905 Tanaka Akira discovered that the resolv module uses sequential transaction IDs and a fixed source port for DNS queries, which makes it more vulnerable to DNS spoofing attacks. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0+20060609-1etch3. Packages for arm will be provided later. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.0.2-6. We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to ruby1.9 announced via advisory DSA 1652-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3655
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3656
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3657
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3790
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3905

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2008-11-01
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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