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CVE-2008-3790 Detail

Description

The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities, aka an "XML entity explosion."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/27/2008

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/browse_thread/thread/19f69e8a081fc0d1/e138e014b74352ca
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-17.xml
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-424.htm
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2008/9/3/rails-2-0-4-maintenance-release
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1651
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1652
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/25/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/26/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/26/4
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0897.html
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in-rexml/ Exploit Patch
http://www.ruby-lang.org/security/20080823rexml/rexml-expansion-fix.rb Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30802
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020735
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2428
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2483
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44628
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10393
https://usn.ubuntu.com/651-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/691-1/
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00259.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00299.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10393
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10393

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p110:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p111:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p114:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p230:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p286:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p287:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p36:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p17:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p22:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p71:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p72:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3790
NVD Published Date:
08/27/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018