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Security update for ruby

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(Last modified: 16NOV2007)


solutions Security update for ruby SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cd830c1ea6d7a21918189d5fcf931c19)

Applies to

Package: ruby
ruby-devel
ruby-doc-html
ruby-doc-ri
ruby-examples
ruby-test-suite
ruby-tk
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA Solution 10 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA Solution 10 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA Solution 10 for POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA Solution 10 for zSeries
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA Solution 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4702
Release: 20071116
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update of ruby improves the SSL certificate verification process. Prior to this update it was possible to perform a man-in-the-middle attack on SSL connections by intercepting SSL traffic.
This issue has been tracked by CVE-2007-5162 and CVE-2007-5770.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv ruby.rpm ruby-devel.rpm ruby-doc-html.rpm ruby-doc-ri.rpm ruby-examples.rpm ruby-test-suite.rpm ruby-tk.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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