USN-1603-2: Ruby vulnerabilities
23 October 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
Ruby could allow excessive access in untrusted programs.
- ruby1.8 - Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby 1.8
USN-1603-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ruby. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 12.10.
Original advisory details:
Shugo Maedo and Vit Ondruch discovered that Ruby incorrectly allowed untainted strings to be modified in protective safe levels. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions. (CVE-2012-4466, CVE-2012-4481)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.