DescriptionThe Ruby http gem before 0.7.3 does not verify hostnames in SSL connections, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a man-in-the-middle-attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ruby-http (PTS)jessie0.6.1-1vulnerable
buster, sid2.2.2-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - ruby-http <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
http.rb failed to call the `#post_connection_check` method on SSL connections.
This method implements hostname verification, and without it `http.rb` was
vulnerable to MitM attacks. The problem was corrected by calling
Fixed by:

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