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[GLSA-200611-12] Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-12
(Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability)


Zed Shaw, Jeremy Kemper, and Jamis Buck of the Mongrel project reported
that the CGI library shipped with Ruby is vulnerable to a remote Denial
of Service by an unauthenticated user.

Impact

The vulnerability can be exploited by sending the cgi.rb library an
HTTP request with multipart MIME encoding that contains a malformed
MIME boundary specifier beginning with "-" instead of "--". Successful
exploitation of the vulnerability causes the library to go into an
infinite loop waiting for additional non-existent input.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5467


Solution:
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.5-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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