Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3150-1 rexical -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Oct 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 940905.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-5477.
More information:

A command injection vulnerability was found in Rexical, a lexical scanner generator for the Ruby programming language. Processes are vulnerable only if the undocumented method `Nokogiri::CSS::Tokenizer#load_file` is being called with unsafe user input as the filename. This vulnerability appears in code generated by the Rexical gem.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.5-2+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rexical packages.

For the detailed security status of rexical please refer to its security tracker page at:

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