ruby (SSA:2008-179-01)
Posted on: 06/28/2008 11:31 AM

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:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
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:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

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:

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

Restart any services linked dynamically to Ruby.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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