Debian: DSA-3245-1: ruby1.8 security update

    Date02 May 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the Ruby OpenSSL extension, part of the interpreter for the Ruby language, did not properly implement hostname matching, in violation of RFC 6125. This could allow remote attackers to perform a man-in-the-middle attack via crafted SSL certificates.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3245-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Alessandro Ghedini
    May 02, 2015                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby1.8
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1855
    
    It was discovered that the Ruby OpenSSL extension, part of the interpreter
    for the Ruby language, did not properly implement hostname matching, in
    violation of RFC 6125. This could allow remote attackers to perform a
    man-in-the-middle attack via crafted SSL certificates.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.8.7.358-7.1+deb7u3.
    
    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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