Debian Security Advisory

DLA-275-1 ruby1.9.1 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Jul 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-6438.
More information:

It was discovered that the uri package in the Ruby standard library uses regular expressions that may result in excessive backtracking. Ruby applications that parse untrusted URIs using this library were susceptible to denial-of-service attacks by passing crafted URIs.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version

The oldstable distribution (wheezy) and stable distribution (jessie) were not affected by this problem as it was fixed before release.