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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ruby Vendors:   Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012120
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012120
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0983   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A denial of service vulnerability was reported in Ruby. A remote user can cause the target process to enter an infinite loop.

Debian reported that a remote user can submit specially crafted requests to cause the target Ruby process to enter an infinitie loop and consume excessive CPU resources.

Impact:   A user can cause Ruby to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020102.html

[Editor's note: It is not clear which version contains the fix.]

Vendor URL:  www.ruby-lang.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 8 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Debian has released a fix.
Nov 8 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Mandrake has released a fix.
Nov 11 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix for FC2) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Fedora has released a fix for Fedora Core 2.
Nov 12 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix for FC3) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Fedora has released a fix for Fedora Core 3.
Nov 16 2004 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Gentoo has released a fix.
Dec 14 2004 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ruby Infinite Loop Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix.



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