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Secunia Security Advisory 30894

Secunia Security Advisory 30894
Posted Jul 1, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Slackware has issued an update for ruby. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability, ruby
systems | linux, slackware
MD5 | 979802711ba81a6e2adb7c1f1da65fdc

Secunia Security Advisory 30894

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TITLE:
Slackware update for ruby

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA30894

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/30894/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information,
DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Slackware Linux 11.0
http://secunia.com/product/13491/

DESCRIPTION:
Slackware has issued an update for ruby. This fixes some
vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to
disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or
potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA29794

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/d/ruby-1.8.6_p230-i486-1.tgz

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.429562

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA29794:
http://secunia.com/advisories/29794/

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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