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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:43:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security]  ruby (SSA:2018-088-01)

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[slackware-security]  ruby (SSA:2018-088-01)

New ruby packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/ruby-2.2.10-i586-1_slack14.2.txz:  Upgraded.
  This release includes some bug fixes and some security fixes:
  HTTP response splitting in WEBrick.
  Unintentional file and directory creation with directory traversal in
  tempfile and tmpdir.
  DoS by large request in WEBrick.
  Buffer under-read in String#unpack.
  Unintentional socket creation by poisoned NUL byte in UNIXServer
  and UNIXSocket.
  Unintentional directory traversal by poisoned NUL byte in Dir.
  Multiple vulnerabilities in RubyGems.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.2 package:
6d9fe0b738bd69415ef3baa099ff080c  ruby-2.2.10-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
7c78396305daa605f770ea4d41dc3ae8  ruby-2.2.10-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
344aff109ec8333eb9b8528e4586c93e  d/ruby-2.5.1-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
7769371ca9beb48b5a8188c91cabf32f  d/ruby-2.5.1-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ruby-2.2.10-i586-1_slack14.2.txz


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