|Description||The 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.|
|Source||CVE (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 severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian 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: https://github.com/httprb/http/commit/24626bfcdeda1084502575c3fbb6091c9e2815e0