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Secunia Security Advisory 47405

Secunia Security Advisory 47405
Posted Dec 31, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Ruby, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, ruby
MD5 | ae4a837d56756e1c5a4d60000a8713a5

Secunia Security Advisory 47405

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TITLE:
Ruby Web Form Hash Collision Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47405

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47405/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47405

RELEASE DATE:
2011-12-29

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47405/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47405/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47405

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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Ruby, which can be exploited by
malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within a hash generation
function when hashing form posts and updating a hash table. This can
be exploited to cause a hash collision resulting in high CPU
consumption via a specially crafted form sent in a HTTP POST
request.

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.8.7-p352 and prior.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.8.7-p357.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Alexander Klink, n.runs AG and Julian Wälde, Technische Universität
Darmstadt

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Ruby:
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2011/12/28/denial-of-service-attack-was-found-for-rubys-hash-algorithm/

n.runs (SA-2011.004):
http://www.nruns.com/_downloads/advisory28122011.pdf

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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