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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.56705
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0427
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0427.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming.

A bug was found in the way Ruby creates its xmlrpc and http servers. The
servers use a non blocking socket, which enables a remote user to cause a
denial of service condition if they are able to transmit a large volume of
information from the network server. (CVE-2006-1931)

Users of Ruby should update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0427.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17645
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1931
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17645
Debian Security Information: DSA-1157 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1157
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-11.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:079
ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.2-webrick-dos-1.patch
ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.2-xmlrpc-dos-1.patch
http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-dev/27787
http://www.osvdb.org/24972
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11100
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0427.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015978
http://secunia.com/advisories/16904
http://secunia.com/advisories/19772
http://secunia.com/advisories/19804
http://secunia.com/advisories/20024
http://secunia.com/advisories/20064
http://secunia.com/advisories/20457
http://secunia.com/advisories/21657
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:012 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006-06-02.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/273-1/
XForce ISS Database: ruby-socket-dos(26102)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26102
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