ALAS-2015-548


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2015-548
Advisory Release Date: 2015-06-18 20:44 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

RubyGems provides the ability of a domain to direct clients to a separate host that is used to fetch gems and make API calls against. This mechanism is implemented via DNS, specificly a SRV record _rubygems._tcp under the original requested domain. RubyGems did not validate the hostname returned in the SRV record before sending requests to it. (CVE-2015-3900 )

As discussed upstream, CVE-2015-4020 is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-3900 , which allowed redirection to an arbitrary gem server in any security domain.


Affected Packages:

ruby21


Issue Correction:
Run yum update ruby21 to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    ruby21-devel-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.i686
    ruby21-libs-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.i686
    ruby21-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.i686
    rubygem21-bigdecimal-1.2.4-1.17.amzn1.i686
    rubygem21-io-console-0.4.3-1.17.amzn1.i686
    ruby21-debuginfo-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.i686
    rubygem21-psych-2.0.5-1.17.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    rubygems21-2.2.3-1.17.amzn1.noarch
    rubygems21-devel-2.2.3-1.17.amzn1.noarch
    ruby21-doc-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.noarch
    ruby21-irb-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.noarch

src:
    ruby21-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    ruby21-libs-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem21-bigdecimal-1.2.4-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby21-debuginfo-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby21-devel-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem21-psych-2.0.5-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby21-2.1.6-1.17.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem21-io-console-0.4.3-1.17.amzn1.x86_64