The read_multipart function in cgi.rb in Ruby before 1.8.5-p2 does not properly detect boundaries in MIME multipart content, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via crafted HTTP requests, a different issue than CVE-2006-5467.
Published 2006-12-06 19:28:00
Updated 2017-10-11 01:31:26
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-6303

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 94 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-6303

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2006-6303

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Vendor statements for CVE-2006-6303

  • Red Hat 2008-07-14
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. For other versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux see

Products affected by CVE-2006-6303

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