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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Ruby: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201710-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-10-18
Bug(s): #605536, #629484, #631034
ID: 201710-18

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Ruby, the worst of
which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.


Background

Ruby is an interpreted object-oriented programming language. The
elaborate standard library includes an HTTP server (“WEBRick”) and a
class for XML parsing (“REXML”).


Affected Packages

Package: dev-lang/ruby
Vulnerable: < 2.2.8
Unaffected: >= 2.2.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of
Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-2.2.8"
   


References


CVE-2016-2337


CVE-2017-0898


CVE-2017-10784


CVE-2017-14033


CVE-2017-14064
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