USN-691-1: Ruby vulnerability
16 December 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
Laurent Gaffie discovered that Ruby did not properly check for memory allocation failures. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a malicious script, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3443)
This update also fixes a regression in the upstream patch previously applied to fix CVE-2008-3790. The regression would cause parsing of some XML documents to fail.
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 upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.