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ruby -- cgi.rb library Denial of Service


The official ruby site reports:

Another vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library (cgi.rb) that ships with Ruby which could be used by a malicious user to create a denial of service attack (DoS).

A specific HTTP request for any web application using cgi.rb causes CPU consumption on the machine on which the web application is running. Many such requests result in a denial of service.



portaudit: ruby -- cgi.rb library Denial of Service

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