USN-3365-1: Ruby vulnerabilities

25 July 2017

ruby1.9.1, ruby2.0, ruby2.3 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Ruby.

Software Description

  • ruby2.3 - Object-oriented scripting language
  • ruby1.9.1 - Object-oriented scripting language
  • ruby2.0 - Object-oriented scripting language

Details

It was discovered that Ruby DL::dlopen incorrectly handled opening libraries. An attacker could possibly use this issue to open libraries with tainted names. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-5147)

Tony Arcieri, Jeffrey Walton, and Steffan Ullrich discovered that the Ruby OpenSSL extension incorrectly handled hostname wildcard matching. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-1855)

Christian Hofstaedtler discovered that Ruby Fiddle::Handle incorrectly handled certain crafted strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-7551)

It was discovered that Ruby Net::SMTP incorrectly handled CRLF sequences. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject SMTP commands. (CVE-2015-9096)

Marcin Noga discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain arguments in a TclTkIp class method. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2337)

It was discovered that Ruby Fiddle::Function.new incorrectly handled certain arguments. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2339)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled the initialization vector (IV) in GCM mode. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass encryption. (CVE-2016-7798)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
libruby2.3 - 2.3.3-1ubuntu0.1
ruby2.3 - 2.3.3-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libruby2.3 - 2.3.1-2~16.04.2
ruby2.3 - 2.3.1-2~16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libruby1.9.1 - 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.3
libruby2.0 - 2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.4
ruby1.9.1 - 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.3
ruby2.0 - 2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.4

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.

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