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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201710-01 ] RubyGems Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RubyGems: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201710-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-10-08
Bug(s): #629230
ID: 201710-01

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in RubyGems, the worst of which
allows execution of arbitrary code.


Background

RubyGems is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-ruby/rubygems
Vulnerable: < 2.6.13
Unaffected: >= 2.6.13
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RubyGems. Please review
the referenced CVE identifiers for details.


Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to install a specially crafted
gem, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RubyGems users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rubygems-2.6.13"
   


References


CVE-2017-0899


CVE-2017-0900


CVE-2017-0901


CVE-2017-0902
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