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CVE-2008-3656

Published: 12 August 2008

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the WEBrick::HTTPUtils.split_header_value function in WEBrick::HTTP::DefaultFileHandler in WEBrick 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 context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted HTTP request that is processed by a backtracking regular expression.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
ruby1.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (1.8.4-1ubuntu1.6)
feisty
Released (1.8.5-4ubuntu2.3)
gutsy
Released (1.8.6.36-1ubuntu3.3)
hardy
Released (1.8.6.111-2ubuntu1.2)
intrepid Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
jaunty Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
karmic Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
lucid Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
maverick Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
natty Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
oneiric Not vulnerable
(1.8.7.72-1)
upstream
Released (1.8.7.72-1)
ruby1.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
feisty Needed
(reached end-of-life)
gutsy Needed
(reached end-of-life)
hardy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
intrepid
Released (1.9.0.2-7)
jaunty
Released (1.9.0.2-7)
karmic
Released (1.9.0.2-7)
lucid
Released (1.9.0.2-7)
maverick Does not exist
(pulled 2010-07-27)
natty Does not exist
(pulled 2010-07-27)
oneiric Does not exist
(pulled 2010-07-27)
upstream
Released (1.9.0.2-7)