Bug 459266 - (CVE-2008-3443) CVE-2008-3443 ruby: Memory allocation failure in Ruby regex engine (remotely exploitable DoS)
CVE-2008-3443 ruby: Memory allocation failure in Ruby regex engine (remotely ...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
public=20080814,reported=20080815,sou...
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Depends On: 461576 461578 461579 461580 461590 461591
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Reported: 2008-08-15 09:59 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2008-11-13 10:21 EST (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-08-15 09:59:58 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-3443 to
the following vulnerability:

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.

References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3443
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/6239

This issue affects all versions of the Ruby package as shipped
with the Red Hat Enteprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 and Fedora 8, 9 and 10.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-10-08 10:21:08 EDT
ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc8
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2008-10-08 10:23:07 EDT
ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-10-09 17:29:21 EDT
ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2008-10-09 17:35:10 EDT
ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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