Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2070-1 ruby-excon -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 946904.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-16779.
More information:

In RubyGem excon before 0.71.0, there was a race condition around persistent connections, where a connection which is interrupted (such as by a timeout) would leave data on the socket. Subsequent requests would then read this data, returning content from the previous response.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.33.0-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-excon packages.

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