Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3159-1 ruby1.8 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Feb 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090.
- More information:
It was discovered that the REXML parser, part of the interpreter for the Ruby language, could be coerced into allocating large string objects that could consume all available memory on the system. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash).
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 126.96.36.1998-7.1+deb7u2.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.5-1 of the ruby2.1 source package.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.8 packages.