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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.62803
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0981
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0981
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0981.

Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented, scripting language. It
has features to process text files and to do system management tasks.

Vincent Danen reported, that Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0897
did not properly address a denial of service flaw in the WEBrick (Ruby
HTTP server toolkit), known as CVE-2008-3656. This flaw allowed a
remote attacker to send a specially-crafted HTTP request to a WEBrick
server that would cause the server to use excessive CPU time. This
update properly addresses this flaw. (CVE-2008-4310)

All Ruby users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
correct patch that resolves 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-2008-0981.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.8

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4310
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/12/04/2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0981.html
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10250
http://secunia.com/advisories/33013
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3656
Bugtraq: 20080831 rPSA-2008-0264-1 ruby (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495884/100/0/threaded
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1651 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1651
Debian Security Information: DSA-1652 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1652
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00299.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00259.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-17.xml
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0897.html
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-651-1
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html
BugTraq ID: 30644
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30644
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9682
http://secunia.com/advisories/35074
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2334
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020654
http://secunia.com/advisories/31697
http://secunia.com/advisories/32255
http://secunia.com/advisories/32256
http://secunia.com/advisories/33178
http://secunia.com/advisories/31430
http://secunia.com/advisories/32165
http://secunia.com/advisories/32219
http://secunia.com/advisories/32371
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
XForce ISS Database: ruby-webrick-dos(44371)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44371
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