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USN-3808-1: Ruby vulnerabilities

5 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Ruby.

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Releases

Packages

  • ruby1.9.1 - Object-oriented scripting language
  • ruby2.0 - Object-oriented scripting language
  • ruby2.3 - Object-oriented scripting language
  • ruby2.5 - Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby

Details

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain X.509
certificates. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass the certificate check. (CVE-2018-16395)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain
inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16396)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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