Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1558-1 ruby2.1 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Oct 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16395, CVE-2018-16396.
More information:
  • CVE-2018-16395

    Fix for OpenSSL::X509::Name equality check.

  • CVE-2018-16396

    Tainted flags are not propagated in Array#pack and String#unpack with some directives.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.5-2+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby2.1 packages.

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