Updated ruby packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming.
An SSL certificate validation flaw was discovered in several Ruby Net
modules. The libraries were not checking the requested host name against
the common name (CN) in the SSL server certificate, possibly allowing a man
in the middle attack. (CVE-2007-5162, CVE-2007-5770)
Users of Ruby should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to resolve these issues.