Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1167-1 ruby-yajl -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 08 Nov 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 880691.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16516.
- More information:
A vulnerability was found in ruby-yajl, an interface to Yajl, a JSON stream-based parser library. When a crafted JSON file is supplied to Yajl::Parser.new.parse, the whole ruby process crashes with a SIGABRT in the yajl_string_decode function in yajl_encode.c. This may result in a denial of service.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.0-2+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-yajl packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS