Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2526-1 ruby-redcarpet -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Jan 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 980057.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-26298.
More information:

In Redcarpet before version 3.5.1, there is an injection vulnerability which can enable a cross-site scripting attack.

In affected versions, no HTML escaping was being performed when processing quotes. This applies even when the `:escape_html` option was being used.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.4-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-redcarpet packages.

For the detailed security status of ruby-redcarpet please refer to its security tracker page at:

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