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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2376

Integer overflow in the rb_ary_fill function in array.c in Ruby before revision 17756 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a call to the Array#fill method with a start (aka beg) argument greater than ARY_MAX_SIZE. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for other closely related integer overflows.
Publish Date : 2008-07-08 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-06-30 2008-07-01
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1612 ruby1.8 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7871 unix
DSA-1612-1 ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20201 unix
DSA-1618 ruby1.9 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7922 unix
DSA-1618-1 ruby1.9 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20314 unix
ELSA-2008:0561: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21762 unix
Integer overflow in the rb_ary_fill function in array.c in Ruby before revision 17756 allows context-dependent attackers... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9863 unix
RHSA-2008:0561 -- ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28980 unix
RHSA-2008:0561: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080561 unix
RHSA-2008:0562: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080562 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2376

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 1

- References For CVE-2008-2376
VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
MLIST [oss-security] 20080702 More ruby integer overflows (rb_ary_fill / Array#fill)
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0561
BUGTRAQ 20080708 rPSA-2008-0218-1 ruby
CERT TA08-260A
GENTOO GLSA-200812-17
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2376

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