Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5462-2
June 06, 2022

ruby2.3 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Ruby could be made to crash or read sensitive information when
processing certain input.

Software Description:
- ruby2.3: Object-oriented scripting language


USN-5462-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Ruby. This update provides
the corresponding CVE-2022-28739 update for ruby2.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   libruby2.3                      2.3.1-2~ubuntu16.04.16+esm3
   ruby2.3                         2.3.1-2~ubuntu16.04.16+esm3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.