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CVE-2006-6303 Detail

Description

The read_multipart function in cgi.rb in Ruby before 1.8.5-p2 does not properly detect boundaries in MIME multipart content, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via crafted HTTP requests, a different issue than CVE-2006-5467.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/06/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6303
Original release date:
12/06/2006
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 (07/14/2008)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. For other versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux see http://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2006-6303.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157048 Patch External Source MISC http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157048
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=218287 Patch External Source MISC http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=218287
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
http://jvn.jp/jp/JVN%2384798830/index.html External Source JVN JVN#84798830
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/May/msg00004.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-05-24
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-21.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-21
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017363 External Source SECTRACK 1017363
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:225 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:225
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_4_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:004
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0961.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0961
http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/lib/cgi.rb.diff?f=h&only_with_tag=MAIN&r1=text&tr1=1.92&r2=text&tr2=1.91 Patch External Source MISC http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/lib/cgi.rb.diff?f=h&only_with_tag=MAIN&r1=text&tr1=1.92&r2=text&tr2=1.91
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2006/12/04/another-dos-vulnerability-in-cgi-library/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2006/12/04/another-dos-vulnerability-in-cgi-library/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21441 External Source BID 21441
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-394-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-394-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4855 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4855
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1939 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1939
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30734 External Source XF ruby-cgi-library-dos(30734)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10529 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10529

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10529
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10529

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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