Public Date:
504958: CVE-2009-1904 ruby: DoS vulnerability in BigDecimal

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string argument that represents a large number, as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data type.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1904 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 2009-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 2009-07-02