Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

RHSA-2007:0961: ruby security update

Back to Search

RHSA-2007:0961: ruby security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
11/13/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/10/2008
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated ruby packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming. A flaw was discovered in the way Ruby's CGI module handles certain HTTP requests. If a remote attacker sends a specially crafted request, it is possible to cause the ruby CGI script to enter an infinite loop, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6303) An SSL certificate validation flaw was discovered in several Ruby Net modules. The libraries were not checking the requested host name against the common name (CN) in the SSL server certificate, possibly allowing a man in the middle attack. (CVE-2007-5162, CVE-2007-5770) Users of Ruby should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-irb
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby-docs
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby-libs
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby-mode
  • redhat-upgrade-ruby-tcltk

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;