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CVE-2012-2125 (rubygems-update): RubyGems HTTPS to HTTP Redirection MitM Downloaded Installation File Manipulation

ADVISORIES

GEM

rubygems-update

SEVERITY

CVSS v2: 5.8

PATCHED VERSIONS

  • >= 1.8.23

DESCRIPTION

RubyGems contains a flaw that is triggered by the gem fetcher allowing for redirection of HTTPS to HTTP. This may allow a remote attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack to alter downloaded gem installation files.