Debian DLA-88-1 : ruby1.8 security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 82233
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update fixes multiple local and remote denial of service and remote code execute problems :
CVE-2011-0188 Properly allocate memory, to prevent arbitrary code execution or application crash. Reported by Drew Yao.
Reinitialize the random seed when forking to prevent CVE-2003-0900 like situations.
CVE-2011-2705 Modify PRNG state to prevent random number sequence repeatation at forked child process which has same pid. Reported by Eric Wong.
Fix a problem with predictable hash collisions resulting in denial of service (CPU consumption) attacks. Reported by Alexander Klink and Julian Waelde.
Fix REXML parser to prevent memory consumption denial of service via crafted XML documents. Reported by Willis Vandevanter.
Add REXML::Document#document to complement the fix for CVE-2014-8080.
Reported by Tomas Hoger.
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.