Moderate CentOS ruby Security Update


ruby-, ruby-, ruby-, ruby-devel-, ruby-devel-, ruby-docs-, ruby-docs-, ruby-irb-, ruby-irb-, ruby-libs-, ruby-libs-, ruby-rdoc-, ruby-rdoc-, ruby-ri-, ruby-ri-, ruby-static-, ruby-static-, ruby-tcltk-, ruby-tcltk-
CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090,
2017-07-27 19:08
Moderate CentOS ruby Security Update
CVE-2014-8080 ruby1.9.1
CVE-2014-8080 ruby2.1
CVE-2014-8090 ruby2.1
CVE-2014-8090 ruby1.8
CVE-2014-8080 ruby1.8
CVE-2014-8090 ruby1.9.1
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:12


Updated ruby packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented, scripting language.
It has features to process text files and to perform system management

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way the Ruby REXML XML
parser performed expansion of parameter entities. A specially crafted XML
document could cause REXML to use an excessive amount of CPU and memory.
(CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090)

The CVE-2014-8090 issue was discovered by Red Hat Product Security.

All ruby users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances
of Ruby need to be restarted for this update to take effect.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
6 ruby ruby-
ruby ruby-
ruby ruby-
ruby-devel ruby-devel-
ruby-devel ruby-devel-
ruby-docs ruby-docs-
ruby-docs ruby-docs-
ruby-irb ruby-irb-
ruby-irb ruby-irb-
ruby-libs ruby-libs-
ruby-libs ruby-libs-
ruby-rdoc ruby-rdoc-
ruby-rdoc ruby-rdoc-
ruby-ri ruby-ri-
ruby-ri ruby-ri-
ruby-static ruby-static-
ruby-static ruby-static-
ruby-tcltk ruby-tcltk-
ruby-tcltk ruby-tcltk-