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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7798: Security patch for ruby23 (ALAS-2017-880)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7798: Security patch for ruby23 (ALAS-2017-880)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
01/30/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/01/2017
Modified
02/02/2018

Description

The openssl gem for Ruby uses the same initialization vector (IV) in GCM Mode (aes-*-gcm) when the IV is set before the key, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to bypass the encryption protection mechanism.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-ruby23

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-ruby23

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