RubyGems: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201710-01

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

Affected Packages

dev-ruby/rubygems on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.6.13
Unaffected versions >= 2.6.13

Background

RubyGems is a sophisticated package manager for Ruby.

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

Release Date
October 08, 2017

Latest Revision
October 08, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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