Canonical Fixes Ruby 1.9.1 Exploits in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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http://news.softpedia.com – On October 10th, in a security notice Canonical published details about Ruby 1.9.1 vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system. According to Canonical, Ruby 1.9.1 could have allowed excessive access in untrusted programs. Tyler Hicks and Shugo Maeda discovered that Ruby incorrectly allowed untainted strings to be modified in protective safe levels. An attacker could have used this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions. These are the ... (read more) (General)