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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0427

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.

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

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17645
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1931
Debian Security Information: DSA-1157 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:012 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: ruby-socket-dos(26102)
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