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895282: CVE-2013-0183 rubygem-rack: receiving excessively long lines triggers out-of-memory error

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

multipart/parser.rb in Rack 1.3.x before 1.3.8 and 1.4.x before 1.4.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and out-of-memory error) via a long string in a Multipart HTTP packet.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0183 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 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat CloudForms Cloud Engine 1 (rubygem-rack) RHSA-2013:0548 2013-02-21
Red Hat CloudForms System Engine 1 (rubygem-rack) RHSA-2013:0548 2013-02-21
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager 1.2 (rubygem-rack) RHSA-2013:0544 2013-02-21