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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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5467
Original release date:
10/27/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SGI 20061101-01-P
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/May/msg00004.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-05-24
http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/mongrel-users/2006-October/001946.html External Source MLIST [mongrel-users] 20061025 [SEC] Mongrel Temporary Fix For cgi.rb 99% CPU DoS Attack
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-12.xml Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-12
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017194 Patch External Source SECTRACK 1017194
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1234 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1234
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1235 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1235
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:192 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:192
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_26_sr.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:026
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.030-ruby.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.030
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0729.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0729
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20777 Patch External Source BID 20777
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-371-1 Patch External Source UBUNTU USN-371-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4244 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4244
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4245 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4245
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1939 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1939
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10185 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10185

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10185
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10185

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:yukihiro_matsumoto:ruby:1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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