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The regular expression engine (regex.c) in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71 and 1.9 through r18423 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and crash) via multiple long requests to a Ruby socket related to memory allocation failure and as demonstrated against Webrick.

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The regular expression engine (regex.c) in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71 and 1.9 through r18423 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and crash) via multiple long requests to a Ruby socket related to memory allocation failure and as demonstrated against Webrick.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3443
Product(s):