Bug 485383 - CVE-2008-3790 patch cause regression bug that `unnormalized': undefined method `record_entity_expansion' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
CVE-2008-3790 patch cause regression bug that `unnormalized': undefined metho...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ruby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-13 02:48 EST by Makoto Kato
Modified: 2009-05-31 08:20 EDT (History)
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Description Makoto Kato 2009-02-13 02:48:22 EST
Description of problem:
CVE-2008-3790 patch has a regression that parsing XML causes unexpected error.

Debian -> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=502535
Ubuntu -> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ruby1.8/+bug/291893

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q ruby

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
$ ruby -r rexml/document -r open-uri -e 'REXML::Document.new(URI.parse("http://github.com/bioruby/bioruby/tree/master%2Ftest%2Fdata%2Fblast%2Fb0002.faa.m7?raw=true").read).root.each_element_with_text { |e| p e.name }'

Actual results:
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/entity.rb:76:in `unnormalized': undefined method `record_entity_expansion' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/doctype.rb:135:in `entity'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/text.rb:325:in `unnormalize'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/text.rb:323:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/text.rb:323:in `unnormalize'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/text.rb:174:in `value'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:452:in `text'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:433:in `has_text?'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:384:in `each_element_with_text'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:709:in `call'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:709:in `each_with_something'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:891:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/xpath.rb:53:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:891:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:708:in `each_with_something'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/element.rb:388:in `each_element_with_text'
        from -e:1

Expected results:
No error

Additional info:
Patch is attached on Debian bug (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=502535)
Comment 1 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2009-05-31 08:20:33 EDT
Fixed in ruby-, pending for updates-testing

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