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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:20:31 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
Subject: CVE Request (ruby)

Hello Steve,

  Ruby upstream has announced another security flaw
(DoS vulnerability in REXML module):

Test case available in part: "Impact".

Proposed preliminary fix:

Testing status: REXML parsing of provided *.xml file causes
                100% cpu usage for about 1 and 1/4 minutes
                (checked the ruby-1.8.5-5.5 case).

Could you please assign a CVE id for it?

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards
Jan iankko Lieskovsky
RH Security Response Team

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