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: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/ruby-redcarpet
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