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ELSA-2014-1913 Moderate: Oracle Linux Software Collections 1.2 for Oracle Linux ruby193-ruby security update

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ELSA-2014-1913 Moderate: Oracle Linux Software Collections 1.2 for Oracle Linux ruby193-ruby security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/21/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/08/2016
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

The REXML parser in Ruby 1.9.x before 1.9.3 patchlevel 551, 2.0.x before 2.0.0 patchlevel 598, and 2.1.x before 2.1.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) a crafted XML document containing an empty string in an entity that is used in a large number of nested entity references, aka an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-1821 and CVE-2014-8080.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby-irb
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby-libs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-ruby-tcltk
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-bigdecimal
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-io-console
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-json
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-minitest
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-rake
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygem-rdoc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygems
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ruby193-rubygems-devel

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