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Author Topic: 090113 ruby-1.8.6-p187 closes a known security vulnerabilty [VL 5.9, VL 6.0]  (Read 4265 times)


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A new, patched version of Ruby is available for VL 5.9, VL 5.9.1, and VL 6.0.  This version "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 details see:

A new package for VL 5.9 is currently in the testing repository.  A VL 6.0 package will be available later this evening.
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