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OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG GmbH http://openpkg.org/security/ http://openpkg.com OpenPKG-SA-2006.030 2006-11-04
Package: ruby Vulnerability: denial of service OpenPKG Specific: no
Affected Series: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages: E1.0-SOLID <= ruby-1.8.5-E1.0.0 >= ruby-1.8.5-E1.0.1 2-STABLE-20061018 <= ruby-1.8.5-2.20061020 >= ruby-1.8.5-2.20061104 2-STABLE <= ruby-1.8.5-2.20061020 >= ruby-1.8.5-2.20061104 CURRENT <= ruby-1.8.5-20061013 >= ruby-1.8.5-20061104
Description: According to a vendor security information , a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the CGI library of the programming language Ruby , versions up to and including 1.8.5. The problem is triggered by sending the library an HTTP request that uses multipart MIME encoding and has an invalid boundary specifier that begins with "-" instead of "--". Once triggered it will exhaust all available memory resources effectively creating a DoS condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CVE-2006-5467  to the problem.
References:  http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2006/11/03/CVE-2006-5467/  http://www.ruby-lang.org/  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5467
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