Debian: DSA-3168-1: ruby-redcloth security update

    Date22 Feb 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Kousuke Ebihara discovered that redcloth, a Ruby module used to convert Textile markup to HTML, did not properly sanitize its input. This allowed a remote attacker to perform a cross-site scripting attack by injecting arbitrary JavaScript code into the
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3168-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Sebastien Delafond
    February 22, 2015                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby-redcloth
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-6684
    Debian Bug     : 774748
    
    Kousuke Ebihara discovered that redcloth, a Ruby module used to
    convert Textile markup to HTML, did not properly sanitize its
    input. This allowed a remote attacker to perform a cross-site
    scripting attack by injecting arbitrary JavaScript code into the
    generated HTML.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.2.9-2+deb7u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.2.9-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-redcloth 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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