Debian: DSA-3159-1: ruby1.8 security update

    Date10 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the REXML parser, part of the interpreter for the Ruby language, 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).
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3159-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Alessandro Ghedini
    February 10, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby1.8
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-8080 CVE-2014-8090
    
    It was discovered that the REXML parser, part of the interpreter for the
    Ruby language, 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), this problem has been fixed in version
    1.8.7.358-7.1+deb7u2.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
    2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.8 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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