Bug 214909 - Ruby CGI multipart parsing DoS - CVE-2006-5467
Ruby CGI multipart parsing DoS - CVE-2006-5467
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: ruby (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2006-11-09 17:34 EST by Jeff Sheltren
Modified: 2007-07-16 06:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-16 06:52:04 EDT
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Description Jeff Sheltren 2006-11-09 17:34:01 EST
A flaw was discovered in the way Ruby's CGI module handles certain
multipart/form-data MIME data. If a remote attacker sends a specially
crafted multipart-form-data request, it is possible to cause the ruby
CGI script to enter an infinite loop, causing a denial of service.
(CVE-2006-5467)

Redhat announcement:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0729.html

I think both FC3 and FC4 need patches.

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