ruby (SSA:2008-179-01)
Posted on: 06/28/2008 01:31 PM

New ruby packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2662
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2663
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2664
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2725
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2726

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
Upgraded to ruby-1.8.6-p230.
This fixes a number of security related bugs in Ruby which could lead to a
denial of service (DoS) condition or allow execution of arbitrary code.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2662
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2663
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2664
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2725
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2726
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/d/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 11.0 package:
70829776ab7cbb30fbfa3429b4546d16 ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
29432869dd2618b3bc1104a4a85a00d2 ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
cbf731bb6eac93bed69445ca98daffb8 ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
3220b90e012fe21c2e70f45d0cac265a ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Restart any services linked dynamically to Ruby.


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key



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