Public Date:
914716: CVE-2013-1821 ruby: entity expansion DoS vulnerability in REXML

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib/rexml/text.rb in the REXML parser in Ruby before 1.9.3-p392 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) via crafted text nodes in an XML document, aka an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1821 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

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.0 RHSA-2013:1185 2013-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ruby) RHSA-2013:0611 2013-03-07
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.3 RHSA-2013:1147 2013-08-08
Fuse ESB Enterprise 7.1.0 RHSA-2013:1028 2013-07-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ruby) RHSA-2013:0612 2013-03-07

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