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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN273-1 : ruby1.8 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ruby1.8 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- irb1.8
- libbigdecimal-ruby1.8
- libcurses-ruby1.8
- libdbm-ruby1.8
- libdl-ruby1.8
- libdrb-ruby1.8
- liberb-ruby1.8
- libgdbm-ruby1.8
- libiconv-ruby1.8
- libopenssl-ruby1.8
- libpty-ruby1.8
- libracc-runtime-ruby1.8
- libreadline-ruby1.8
- librexml-ruby1.8
- libruby1.8
- libruby1.8-dbg
- libsdbm-ruby1.8
- libsoap-ruby1.8
- libstrscan-ruby1.8
- libsyslog-ruby1.8
- libtcltk-ruby1.8
- libtest-unit-ruby1.8
- libtk-ruby1.8
- libweb
[...]

Description :

Yukihiro Matsumoto reported that Ruby's HTTP module uses blocking
sockets. By sending large amounts of data to a server application that
uses this module, a remote attacker could exploit this to render this
application unusable and not respond any more to other clients (Denial
of Service).

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- irb1.8-1.8.2-9ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libbigdecimal-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libcurses-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libdbm-ruby1.8-1.8.2-9ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libdl-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libdrb-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- liberb-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libgdbm-ruby1.8-1.8.2-9ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libiconv-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 5.04)
-
[...]


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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