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Update rubygems to 2.4.8 to mitigate CVE-2015-4020 #3030
CVE-2015-4020 was announced today. It is described here:
Side note: There seems to be some confusion between https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/blob/2.4/History.txt#L5-L14 and https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2015-009/?fid=6478. The former references CVE-2015-3900, while the latter references CVE-2015-4020.
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@haus To clarify on the confusion you mentioned above between RubyGems history and our Trustwave advisories...
The initial vulnerability was assigned CVE-2015-3900 and has this advisory (https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2015-007/?fid=6356)
After that advisory was released, we got more eyes on the fix and someone from our team discovered a bypass technique for it. We then requested an new CVE from MITRE (CVE-2015-4020) because the fixed versions will not be the same. We also issued a second advisory for this, which acknowledges the incomplete fix (https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2015-009/?fid=6478). It seems as though the second fix was not acknowledged in the history in RubyGems and was just referred to by the original CVE.
It's not a big deal, but hopefully this helps clarify the nuance.