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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-01
Posted Oct 9, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-1 - Multiple vulnerabilities were found in RubyGems, the worst of which allows execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.6.13 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-0899, CVE-2017-0900, CVE-2017-0901, CVE-2017-0902
MD5 | 345680ba3832c1e89452dd9d51f0e331

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-01

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Severity: Normal
Title: RubyGems: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 08, 2017
Bugs: #629230
ID: 201710-01

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in RubyGems, the worst of which
allows execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

RubyGems is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-ruby/rubygems < 2.6.13 >= 2.6.13

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RubyGems. Please
review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to install a specially crafted
gem, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All RubyGems users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rubygems-2.6.13"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-0899
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-0899
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-0900
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-0900
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-0901
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-0901
[ 4 ] CVE-2017-0902
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-0902

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-01

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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