USN-3439-1: Ruby vulnerabilities

05 October 2017

ruby1.9.1 vulnerabilities

Releases

Packages

  • ruby1.9.1 - Object-oriented scripting language

Details

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could use this to cause a buffer overrun.
(CVE-2017-0898)

Yusuke Endoh discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could use this to execute terminal escape sequences.
(CVE-2017-0899)

Yusuke Endoh discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-0900)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could use this to overwrite any file on the filesystem.
(CVE-2017-0901)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-10784)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-14033)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-14064)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.