Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9.1, ruby2.0, ruby2.1 vulnerability (USN-2412-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79382
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTomas Hoger discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Ruby to consume large amounts of resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.