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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6087-1 – Torchsec


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6087-1
May 18, 2023

ruby2.3, ruby2.5, ruby2.7 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Ruby.

Software Description:
- ruby2.7: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby2.5: Object-oriented scripting language
- ruby2.3: Object-oriented scripting language

Details:

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain regular expressions.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-28755)

It was discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled certain regular expressions.
An attacker could possily use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. (CVE-2023-28756)





Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libruby2.7 2.7.0-5ubuntu1.11
ruby2.7 2.7.0-5ubuntu1.11

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libruby2.5 2.5.1-1ubuntu1.16
ruby2.5 2.5.1-1ubuntu1.16

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libruby2.3 2.3.1-2~ubuntu16.04.16+esm7
ruby2.3 2.3.1-2~ubuntu16.04.16+esm7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6087-1
CVE-2023-28755, CVE-2023-28756

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby2.7/2.7.0-5ubuntu1.11
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby2.5/2.5.1-1ubuntu1.16

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