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[GLSA-200605-11] Ruby: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ruby: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-11
(Ruby: Denial of Service)


Ruby uses blocking sockets for WEBrick and XMLRPC servers.

Impact

A possible hacker could send large amounts of data to an affected server
to block the socket and thus deny other connections to the server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1931
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20051224.html


Solution:
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.4-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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