Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1113-1 ruby1.8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 875931, Bug 875936.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-0898, CVE-2017-10784.
More information:

Some vulnerabilities were found in the Ruby 1.8 package that affects the LTS distribution.

  • CVE-2017-0898

    Buffer underrun vulnerability in Kernel.sprintf

  • CVE-2017-10784

    Escape sequence injection vulnerability in the Basic authentication of WEBrick

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.8 packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: