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CVE-2024-35176

REXML contains a denial of service vulnerability

Reserved:2024-05-10
Published:2024-05-16
Updated:2024-05-16

Description

REXML is an XML toolkit for Ruby. The REXML gem before 3.2.6 has a denial of service vulnerability when it parses an XML that has many `<`s in an attribute value. Those who need to parse untrusted XMLs may be impacted to this vulnerability. The REXML gem 3.2.7 or later include the patch to fix this vulnerability. As a workaround, don't parse untrusted XMLs.



MEDIUM: 5.3CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Problem types

CWE-400: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CWE-770: Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

Product status

< 3.2.7
affected

References

https://github.com/ruby/rexml/security/advisories/GHSA-vg3r-rm7w-2xgh

https://github.com/ruby/rexml/commit/4325835f92f3f142ebd91a3fdba4e1f1ab7f1cfb

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2024/05/16/dos-rexml-cve-2024-35176

cve.org CVE-2024-35176

nvd.nist.gov CVE-2024-35176

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