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CVE-2006-5467 Detail

Current Description

The cgi.rb CGI library for Ruby 1.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via an HTTP request with a multipart MIME body that contains an invalid boundary specifier, as demonstrated using a specifier that begins with a "-" instead of "--" and contains an inconsistent ID.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/27/2006      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SGI 20061101-01-P External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-05-24 External Source MLIST [mongrel-users] 20061025 [SEC] Mongrel Temporary Fix For cgi.rb 99% CPU DoS Attack Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-12 Patch External Source SECTRACK 1017194 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1234 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1235 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:192 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:026 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.030 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0729 Patch External Source BID 20777 Patch External Source UBUNTU USN-371-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4244 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4245 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1939 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10185

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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