Ruby Updates for Debian
Posted on: 12/05/2013 02:09 PM

The following security updates has been released for Debian: [DSA 2810-1] ruby1.9.1 security update, and [DSA 2809-1] ruby1.8 security update

[DSA 2810-1] ruby1.9.1 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2810-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 04, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : ruby1.9.1
Vulnerability : heap overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-4164
Debian Bug : 730178

Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating
point number conversion. If an application using Ruby accepted untrusted
input strings and converted them to floating point numbers, an attacker
able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9.2.0-2+deb6u2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9.3.194-8.1+deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9.3.484-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

[DSA 2809-1] ruby1.8 security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2809-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 04, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : ruby1.8
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1821 CVE-2013-4073 CVE-2013-4164
Debian Bug : 702526 714541 730189

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the
Ruby language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2013-1821

Ben Murphy discovered that unrestricted entity expansion in REXML
can lead to a Denial of Service by consuming all host memory.

CVE-2013-4073

William (B.J.) Snow Orvis discovered a vulnerability in the hostname
checking in Ruby's SSL client that could allow man-in-the-middle
attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a
trusted certification authority.

CVE-2013-4164

Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating
point number conversion. If an application using Ruby accepted
untrusted input strings and converted them to floating point
numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the application.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.7.302-2squeeze2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.7.358-7.1+deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.7.358-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.8 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/




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