Debian DLA-1222-1 : ruby1.8 security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 105429
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Ruby language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
A command injection vulnerability in Net::FTP might allow a malicious FTP server the execution of arbitrary commands.
A command injection vulnerability in lib/resolv.rb's lazy_initialze might allow a command injection attack. However untrusted input to this function is rather unlikely.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 188.8.131.528-7.1+deb7u5.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.8 packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.