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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
Upstream
Released (1.8.7.72-1)
ruby1.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.9.0.2-7)