CVE-2008-3656

Priority
Medium
Description
Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the
WEBrick::HTTPUtils.split_header_value function in
WEBrick::HTTP::DefaultFileHandler in WEBrick in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier,
1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71, and 1.9 through r18423
allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU
consumption) via a crafted HTTP request that is processed by a backtracking
regular expression.
References
Bugs
Assigned-to
jdstrand
Package
Upstream:released (1.8.7.72-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (1.8.7.72-1)
Package
Upstream:released (1.9.0.2-7)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE (pulled 2010-07-27)
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