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<glsa id="200411-23">
<title>Ruby: Denial of Service issue</title>
<synopsis>
The CGI module in Ruby can be sent into an infinite loop, resulting in a
Denial of Service condition.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Ruby</product>
<announced>November 16, 2004</announced>
<revised>November 16, 2004: 01</revised>
<bug>69985</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-lang/ruby" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="rge">1.6.8-r12</unaffected>
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.2_pre3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.2_pre3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy
object-oriented programming. Ruby's CGI module can be used to build web
applications.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ruby's developers found and fixed an issue in the CGI module that
can be triggered remotely and cause an infinite loop.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Ruby 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.6.8-r12"</code>
<p>
All Ruby 1.8.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2_pre3"</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0983">CAN-2004-0983</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:02:12 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:02:22 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 15 Nov 2004 20:10:34 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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