The REXML module in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p72, and 1.9 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML document with recursively nested entities, aka an "XML entity explosion."
Published 2008-08-27 20:41:00
Updated 2018-10-03 21:55:54
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2008-3790

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-3790
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2008-3790 1,768
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-3790

2.68%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 90 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-3790

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-3790

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2008-3790

Products affected by CVE-2008-3790

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