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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3790

The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities, aka an "XML entity explosion."
Publish Date : 2008-08-27 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-08-25 2008-08-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3790 unix
DSA-1651 ruby1.8 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7935 unix
DSA-1651-1 ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20309 unix
DSA-1652 ruby1.9 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8055 unix
DSA-1652-1 ruby1.9 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18456 unix
ELSA-2008:0897: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21785 unix
RHSA-2008:0897 -- ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28242 unix
RHSA-2008:0897: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080897 unix
The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10393 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3790

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P110 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P111 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P287 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P230 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P114 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P36 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 P286 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Preview2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P71 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P17 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P72 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P22 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 21

- References For CVE-2008-3790
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0897
GENTOO GLSA-200812-17
SECTRACK 1020735
BID 30802 Ruby REXML Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-13 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20080826 Re: CVE Request (ruby)
MLIST [oss-security] 20080825 CVE Request (ruby)
MLIST [oss-security] 20080826 Re: CVE Request (ruby) CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
VUPEN ADV-2008-2428
VUPEN ADV-2008-2483
XF ruby-rexml-dos(44628)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10393

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3790

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