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USN-5806-1: Ruby vulnerability

17 January 2023

Ruby could allow for internet traffic to be modified if a vulnerable application processed malicious user input.

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Releases

Packages

  • ruby2.3 - Object-oriented scripting language

Details

Hiroshi Tokumaru discovered that Ruby did not properly handle certain
user input for applications the generate HTTP responses using cgi gem.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to maliciously modify the
response a user would receive from a vulnerable application.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5806-2: libruby2.5, ruby2.5, ruby2.5-dev, ruby3.0-doc, ruby2.5-doc, ruby3.0, libruby3.0, ruby3.0-dev