USN-5806-2: Ruby vulnerability
23 January 2023
Ruby could allow for internet traffic to be modified if a vulnerable application processed malicious user input.
- ruby2.5 - Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby3.0 - Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby
USN-5806-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ruby. This update fixes the problem
for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.10.
Original advisory details:
Hiroshi Tokumaru discovered that Ruby did not properly handle certain
user input for applications which 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.
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.