Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1222-1 ruby1.8 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Dec 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-17405, CVE-2017-17790.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
A command injection vulnerability in Net::FTP might allow a malicious FTP server the execution of arbitrary commands.
A command injection vulnerability in lib/resolv.rb's lazy_initialze might allow a command injection attack. However untrusted input to this function is rather unlikely.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 188.8.131.528-7.1+deb7u5.
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: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS