Debian DSA-4219-1 : jruby - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 110418

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in jruby, a Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. They would allow an attacker to use specially crafted gem files to mount cross-site scripting attacks, cause denial of service through an infinite loop, write arbitrary files, or run malicious code.

Solution

Upgrade the jruby packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.26-1+deb9u1.

In addition, this message serves as an announcement that security support for jruby in the Debian 8 oldstable release (jessie) is now discontinued.

Users of jruby in Debian 8 that want security updates are strongly encouraged to upgrade now to the current Debian 9 stable release (stretch).

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=895778

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/jruby

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/jruby

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4219

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110418

File Name: debian_DSA-4219.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/11

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:jruby, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000073, CVE-2018-1000074, CVE-2018-1000075, CVE-2018-1000076, CVE-2018-1000077, CVE-2018-1000078, CVE-2018-1000079

DSA: 4219