Ubuntu: 2035-1: Ruby vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in Ruby.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2035-1
November 27, 2013

ruby1.8, ruby1.9.1 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Ruby.

Software Description:
- ruby1.8: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby1.9.1: Object-oriented scripting language

Details:

Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating point
number conversion. An attacker could possibly use this issue with an
application that converts text to floating point numbers to cause the
application to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-4164)

Vit Ondruch discovered that Ruby did not perform taint checking for certain
functions. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain
intended restrictions. (CVE-2013-2065)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10:
  libruby1.8                      1.8.7.358-7ubuntu2.1
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu2.1
  ruby1.8                         1.8.7.358-7ubuntu2.1
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 13.04:
  libruby1.8                      1.8.7.358-7ubuntu1.2
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu1.2
  ruby1.8                         1.8.7.358-7ubuntu1.2
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 12.10:
  libruby1.8                      1.8.7.358-4ubuntu0.4
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.194-1ubuntu1.6
  ruby1.8                         1.8.7.358-4ubuntu0.4
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.194-1ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libruby1.8                      1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.4
  libruby1.9.1                    1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.8
  ruby1.8                         1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.4
  ruby1.9.1                       1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.8

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2035-1
  CVE-2013-2065, CVE-2013-4164

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/1.8.7.358-7ubuntu2.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu2.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/1.8.7.358-7ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.194-8.1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/1.8.7.358-4ubuntu0.4
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.194-1ubuntu1.6
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/1.8.7.352-2ubuntu1.4
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.0-1ubuntu2.8