Debian Security Advisory

DLA-263-1 ruby1.9.1 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 Jul 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 693024, Bug 700471.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5371, CVE-2013-0269.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were identified in the Ruby language interpreter, version 1.9.1.

  • CVE-2012-5371

    Jean-Philippe Aumasson identified that Ruby computed hash values without properly restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, allowing context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption). This is a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4815.

  • CVE-2013-0269

    Thomas Hollstegge and Ben Murphy found that the JSON gem for Ruby allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) or bypass the mass assignment protection mechanism via a crafted JSON document that triggers the creation of arbitrary Ruby symbols or certain internal objects.

For the squeeze distribution, theses vulnerabilities have been fixed in version of ruby1.9.1. We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 package.