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The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72 and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities aka an "XML entity explosion."

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The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72 and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities aka an "XML entity explosion."

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3790
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