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USN-691-1: Ruby vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
08/27/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities, aka an "XML entity explosion."

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-ruby1-9

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