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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1904

The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string argument that represents a large number, as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data type.
Publish Date : 2009-06-11 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-06-08 2009-06-10
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-1904 unix
DSA-1860 ruby1.8, ruby1.9 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7853 unix
DSA-1860-1 ruby1.8, ruby1.9 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13540 unix
ELSA-2009:1140: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22900 unix
RHSA-2009:1140 -- ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29258 unix
RHSA-2009:1140: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091140 unix
The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a den... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9780 unix
USN-805-1 -- ruby1.8, ruby1.9 vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13411 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-2009-1904

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 2

- References For CVE-2009-1904
XF ruby-bigdecimal-dos(51032)
BID 35278 Ruby BigDecimal Library Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-29
SLACKWARE SSA:2009-170-02
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1140
MLIST [pkgsrc-changes] 20090610 CVS commit: pkgsrc/lang/ruby18-base
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
MLIST [rubyonrails-security] 20090610 DoS Vulnerability in Ruby (CVE-2009-1904)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1904

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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