USN-1603-1: Ruby vulnerabilities
10 October 2012
Ruby could allow excessive access in untrusted programs.
- ruby1.8 - Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby 1.8
Shugo Maedo and Vit Ondruch discovered that Ruby incorrectly allowed untainted
strings to be modified in protective safe levels. An attacker could use this
flaw to bypass intended access restrictions. (CVE-2012-4466, CVE-2012-4481)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.