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Security Advisory Moderate: rubygems security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1203-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-09-04
Last updated on: 2013-09-04
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1
CVEs ( CVE-2012-2125


An updated rubygems package that fixes two security issues is now available
for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.2.2.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

RubyGems is the Ruby standard for publishing and managing third-party

It was found that, when using RubyGems, the connection could be redirected
from HTTPS to HTTP. This could lead to a user believing they are installing
a gem via HTTPS, when the connection may have been silently downgraded to
HTTP. (CVE-2012-2125)

It was found that RubyGems did not verify SSL connections. This could lead
to man-in-the-middle attacks. (CVE-2012-2126)

All users of Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.2.2 are advised to upgrade to
this updated package, which corrects these issues.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1

rubygems-1.8.24-4.el6op.src.rpm     MD5: 35f32fa2909ef95f65ef97f9a55053fb
SHA-256: ed2465f0d88af7f344a133a7517a2c72f91a79851fcf27bd64d410776e6fc5d2
rubygems-1.8.24-4.el6op.noarch.rpm     MD5: dfee6f26b38cc33f3df2b5af4fb672a2
SHA-256: 1a81b65f571a1ad6d9e1eca80cf4a871407ebe8b31d7fd04f2ab8b8cc35d0156
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

814718 - CVE-2012-2125 CVE-2012-2126 rubygems: Two security fixes in v1.8.23


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