Bug 1046664 (CVE-2013-6461) - CVE-2013-6461 rubygem-nokogiri: DoS while parsing XML entities
Summary: CVE-2013-6461 rubygem-nokogiri: DoS while parsing XML entities
Alias: CVE-2013-6461
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1046665
Blocks: Embargoed1046667
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-26 13:14 UTC by Ratul Gupta
Modified: 2020-02-11 00:41 UTC (History)
43 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rubygem-nokogiri 1.5.11, rubygem-nokogiri 1.6.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-01-23 19:23:51 UTC

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Description Ratul Gupta 2013-12-26 13:14:53 UTC
Nokogiri gem for Ruby was found to be affected by a DoS vulnerability, where an error when parsing XML entities and can be exploited to exhaust memory and cause a crash via a specially crafted XML document including external entity references.

This issue is said to be affecting the versions 1.5.x and 1.6.x, 1.4.x and earlier versions are reported to be not affected by this vulnerability.

This issue is said to be fixed in versions 1.5.11 and 1.6.1.


Original Advisory:

Comment 1 Ratul Gupta 2013-12-26 13:19:17 UTC
Created rubygem-nokogiri tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1046665]

Comment 2 Ratul Gupta 2013-12-27 05:18:36 UTC
CVE Request:

Comment 3 Mamoru TASAKA 2013-12-27 10:20:51 UTC
Setting needinfo also here. See bug 1046663 comment 2

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2014-01-23 19:23:51 UTC
This issue does not affect anything we ship.  While the nokogiri rubygem is included in Fedora and EPEL, there is no JRuby implementation provided on either platform.

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