Debian: DSA-3157-1: ruby1.9.1 security update

    Date09 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language: CVE-2014-4975
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3157-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Alessandro Ghedini
    February 09, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby1.9.1
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-4975 CVE-2014-8080 CVE-2014-8090
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby
    language:
    
    CVE-2014-4975
    
        The encodes() function in pack.c had an off-by-one error that could
        lead to a stack-based buffer overflow. This could allow remote
        attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or arbitrary code
        execution.
    
    CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090
    
        The REXML parser could be coerced into allocating large string
        objects that could consume all available memory on the system. This
        could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash).
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.9.3.194-8.1+deb7u3.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been
    fixed in version 2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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