Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2192-1 ruby2.1 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 May 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-10663.
- More information:
The JSON gem through 2.2.0 for Ruby, as used in Ruby 2.1 has an unsafe object creation vulnerability. This is quite similar to CVE-2013-0269, but does not rely on poor garbage-collection behavior within Ruby. Specifically, use of JSON parsing methods can lead to creation of a malicious object within the interpreter, with adverse effects that are application-dependent.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.5-2+deb8u10.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby2.1 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