USN-3626-1: Ruby vulnerabilities

16 April 2018

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

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • 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 incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-6914)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information. (CVE-2018-8778, CVE-2018-8780)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to connect to an unintended socket. (CVE-2018-8779)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libruby2.3 - 2.3.3-1ubuntu1.5
ruby2.3 - 2.3.3-1ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libruby2.3 - 2.3.1-2~16.04.9
ruby2.3 - 2.3.1-2~16.04.9
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libruby1.9.1 - 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.11
libruby2.0 - 2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.9
ruby1.9.1 - 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.11
ruby1.9.3 - 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.11
ruby2.0 - 2.0.0.484-1ubuntu2.9

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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