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Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:46:03 +0300
From: Pınar Yanardağ <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request (ruby)

Jan Lieskovsky wrote On 25-08-2008 16:20:
> Hello Steve,
>    Ruby upstream has announced another security flaw
> (DoS vulnerability in REXML module):
> Test case available in part: "Impact".
> Proposed preliminary fix:

There is an ongoing discussion on comp.lang.ruby about announcing this 
flaw more focused on Rails more than Ruby. [1] I am agree the majority 
of vulnerable apps are Rails' but there is still no update for Ruby's 
standart library in 3 days, though.


> 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


Pınar Yanardağ

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