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jcpedersen Problem with Cygwin programs (Ruby)
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For some time now I have had a category 2 security threat on Ruby 1.8.x.

The problem is, that this ruby installation is in my Cygwin installation, and (to my knowledge) is the latest version released (1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [i386-cygwin])

I do have a regular (windows) ruby v1.9.1p378, and this is OK, but what do I do with the Cygwin version ?

And what to do generally with Cygwin programs ?

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Member 18th Aug, 2010 09:52

The latest secure version of Ruby 1.8.x is, as according to this advisory:

Unfortunately, besides pointing out the latest secure version, there is little I can do. Secunia do not prepare or release patches for third-party software, so I have no way to tell if if/how it's possible to update a Cygwin installation of ruby.

However, I hope you might find this link useful in updating your system:

If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
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