[USN-2412-1] Ruby vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Nov 20 16:50:34 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2412-1
November 20, 2014

ruby1.8, ruby1.9.1, ruby2.0, ruby2.1 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Ruby could be made to consume resources.

Software Description:
- ruby2.0: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby2.1: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby1.9.1: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby1.8: Object-oriented scripting language

Details:

Tomas Hoger discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled XML entity expansion.
An attacker could use this flaw to cause Ruby to consume large amounts of
resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libruby2.0                      2.0.0.484+really457-3ubuntu1.2
  libruby2.1                      2.1.2-2ubuntu1.2
  ruby2.0                         2.0.0.484+really457-3ubuntu1.2
  ruby2.1                         2.1.2-2ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.2
  libruby2.0                      2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.2
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.2
  ruby2.0                         2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libruby1.8                      1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.6
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.10
  ruby1.8                         1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.6
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.10

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2412-1
  CVE-2014-8090

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby2.0/2.0.0.484+really457-3ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby2.1/2.1.2-2ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby2.0/2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.6
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.10


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