CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-06-10
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
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 4 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 July 02, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 July 02, 2009

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