SUSE-SU-2014:0844-1: moderate: Security update for ruby

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Wed Jun 25 11:04:56 MDT 2014

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for ruby

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2014:0844-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #783525 #808137 #827265 #851803 
Cross-References:   CVE-2012-4481 CVE-2013-1821 CVE-2013-4073
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS

   An update that fixes four vulnerabilities is now available.
   It includes one version update.


   Ruby received an LTSS roll-up update to fix the following security issues:

       * CVE-2012-4481: The safe-level feature in Ruby 1.8.7 allowed
         context-dependent attackers to modify strings via the NameError#to_s
         method when operating on Ruby objects.
       * CVE-2013-1821: A ruby entity expansion DoS vulnerability in REXML
         was fixed.
       * CVE-2013-4164: Fixed a heap overflow in float point parsing.
       * CVE-2013-4073: Fixed hostname check bypassing vulnerability in the
         SSL client.

   Security Issues references:

       * CVE-2012-4481
       * CVE-2013-4073
       * CVE-2013-4164
       * CVE-2013-1821

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch slessp1-ruby-9312

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64) [New Version: 1.8.7.p357]:



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