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CVE-2016-7798

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Overview

The openssl gem for Ruby uses the same initialization vector (IV) in GCM Mode (aes-*-gcm) when the IV is set before the key, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to bypass the encryption protection mechanism.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3365-1
Posted Jul 25, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3365-1 - It was discovered that Ruby DL::dlopen incorrectly handled opening libraries. An attacker could possibly use this issue to open libraries with tainted names. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Tony Arcieri, Jeffrey Walton, and Steffan Ullrich discovered that the Ruby OpenSSL extension incorrectly handled hostname wildcard matching. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Christian Hofstaedtler discovered that Ruby Fiddle::Handle incorrectly handled certain crafted strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, ruby
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2009-5147, CVE-2015-1855, CVE-2015-7551, CVE-2015-9096, CVE-2016-2337, CVE-2016-2339, CVE-2016-7798
MD5 | a6af5cc73212f069a7f0d48255978f2f
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