DescriptionRubyGems 2.0.x before 2.0.16, 2.2.x before 2.2.4, and 2.4.x before 2.4.7 does not validate the hostname when fetching gems or making API requests, which allows remote attackers to redirect requests to arbitrary domains via a crafted DNS SRV record, aka a "DNS hijack attack."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs790111, 790119

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
jruby (PTS)buster9.1.17.0-3fixed
buster (security)
sid, bookworm9.3.9.0+ds-8fixed
rubygems (PTS)bullseye3.2.5-2fixed
sid, trixie3.4.20-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
jrubysourcesqueeze(not affected)
jrubysourcewheezy(not affected)
jrubysourcejessie(not affected)
libgems-rubysource(unstable)(not affected)
ruby1.8source(unstable)(not affected)
ruby1.9.1source(unstable)(not affected)
rubygemssource(unstable)(not affected)


- rubygems <not-affected> (Affects versions between 2.0 and 2.4.6)
- libgems-ruby <not-affected> (Affects versions between 2.0 and 2.4.6)
- ruby1.8 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- ruby1.9.1 <not-affected> (Bundles 1.8.23, vulnerable code introduced in later 1.9.1 versions)
[jessie] - jruby <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced with 1.7.19)
[wheezy] - jruby <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced with 1.7.19)
[squeeze] - jruby <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced with 1.7.19)

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