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CVE Reference: CVE-2008-3443

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2008-3443

Description:
The regular expression engine (regex.c) in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier, 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71, and 1.9 through r18423 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and crash) via multiple long requests to a Ruby socket, related to memory allocation failure, and as demonstrated against Webrick.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44688

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-651-1
  http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-691-1

ST
  1021075

SREASON
  http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4158

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA32372
  Secunia Advisory: SA32371
  Secunia Advisory: SA31430
  Secunia Advisory: SA33398
  Secunia Advisory: SA32165
  Secunia Advisory: SA33185
  Secunia Advisory: SA32219
  Secunia Advisory: SA35074

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0897.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0895.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9570

MILW0RM
  http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/6239

FEDORA

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1695

CONFIRM
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
  http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-424.htm

CERT
  http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html

BID
  30682

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html


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