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[GLSA-200411-23] Ruby: Denial of Service issue

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ruby: Denial of Service issue

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-23
(Ruby: Denial of Service issue)


Ruby's developers found and fixed an issue in the CGI module that
can be triggered remotely and cause an infinite loop.

Impact

A remote attacker could trigger the vulnerability through an
exposed Ruby web application and cause the server to use unnecessary
CPU resources, potentially resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0983


Solution:
All Ruby 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.6.8-r12"
All Ruby 1.8.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2_pre3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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