Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1112-1 rubygems -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 873802.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-0900, CVE-2017-0901.
More information:

Some vulnerabilities were found in the Rubygems package that affects the LTS distribution.

  • CVE-2017-0900

    DOS vulernerability in the query command

  • CVE-2017-0901

    gem installer allows a malicious gem to overwrite arbitrary files

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.24-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rubygems packages.

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