Debian DLA-1336-1 : rubygems security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 108770
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities were found in rubygems, a package management framework for Ruby.
A negative size vulnerability in ruby gem package tar header that could cause an infinite loop.
Ruby gems package improperly verifies cryptographic signatures. A mis-signed gem could be installed if the tarball contains multiple gem signatures.
An improper input validation vulnerability in ruby gems specification homepage attribute could allow malicious gem to set an invalid homepage URL.
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in gem server display of homepage attribute
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.24-1+deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your rubygems 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 rubygems, rubygems-doc, and rubygems1.8 packages.