Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4831-1 ruby-redcarpet -- 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:

Johan Smits discovered that ruby-redcarpet, a markdown parser, did not properly validate its input. This would allow an attacker to mount a cross-site scripting attack.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.4.0-4+deb10u1.

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: