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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
Description Last Modified:  10/27/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P Patch Vendor Advisory
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/May/msg00004.html
http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/mongrel-users/2006-October/001946.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-12.xml Patch Vendor Advisory
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017194 Patch
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1234
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1235
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:192
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_26_sr.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.030-ruby.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0729.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20777 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-371-1 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4244 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4245 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1939 Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10185

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5467
NVD Published Date:
10/27/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017