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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] ruby (SSA:2008-334-01)
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:37:03 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  ruby (SSA:2008-334-01)

New ruby packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, and 12.1 to
fix bugs and a security issue.

More details about the issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1447


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to ruby-1.8.6-p287.
  This fixes several bugs in the previous Ruby update, including a security
  issue where the DNS resolver did not randomize the source port and
  transaction id sufficiently.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1447
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 11.0 package:
68f319999719565f3f05acf61e791f92  ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
967059ae6d9a3a3ea609472e4f3c3903  ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
bc821c4e4eee3608e1c5e2e30238b450  ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ruby-1.8.6_p287-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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