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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ruby Vendors:   Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Ruby HTTP/XMLRPC Server Lets Remote Users Block Connections
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015978
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015978
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1931   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 24 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ruby in the HTTP/XMLRPC server. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

The web server uses blocking sockets. A remote user can send a large amount of data to a socket to cause the target service to block other connections.

Tanaka Akira reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can block connections.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.8.4), available at:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=426

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.
May 9 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ruby HTTP/XMLRPC Server Lets Remote Users Block Connections
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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