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[ GLSA 200605-11 ] Ruby: Denial of Service
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 07:25:07 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200605-11
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Ruby: Denial of Service
      Date: May 10, 2006
      Bugs: #130657
        ID: 200605-11

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Synopsis
========

Ruby WEBrick and XMLRPC servers are vulnerable to Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy
object-oriented programming. It comes bundled with HTTP ("WEBrick") and
XMLRPC server objects.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
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  1  dev-lang/ruby     < 1.8.4-r1                          >= 1.8.4-r1

Description
===========

Ruby uses blocking sockets for WEBrick and XMLRPC servers.

Impact
======

An attacker could send large amounts of data to an affected server to
block the socket and thus deny other connections to the server.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.4-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-1931
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1931
  [ 2 ] Ruby release announcement
        http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20051224.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200605-11.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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