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The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string argument that represents a large number as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data type.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9780

The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string argument that represents a large number as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data type.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1904
Product(s):