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Bug 527084 (CVE-2014-8080)

Summary: <dev-lang/ruby-{1.9.3_p550,2.0.0_p594,2.1.4}: Denial Of Service XML Expansion (CVE-2014-8080)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: minor CC: ruby
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-10-27 14:39:56 UTC
From ${URL} :

Upstream released new version of Ruby [1] which fixes DoS during XML expansion.
Upstream commit fixing this:


@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2014-10-27 19:19:08 UTC
Upstream announcement:

Now in the tree:


Since ruby-2.0.0_p594 and ruby-2.1.4 both contain bug fixes in addition to security fixes my suggestion would be to wait a few days before marking these as stable so we can shake out any unexpected issues first.
Comment 2 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2014-11-02 10:37:20 UTC
No problems have been reported so we are good to go for stabilization:

Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-02 19:22:51 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-05 11:34:11 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 5 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-05 11:34:27 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 6 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2014-11-05 18:22:29 UTC
arm stable
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-10 10:47:14 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-10 10:47:30 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-11 10:35:37 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 10 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-11 10:35:53 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 11 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-12 16:55:57 UTC
alpha stable.

Maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Security, please vote.
Comment 12 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2014-11-14 06:35:25 UTC
Vulnerable versions have now been removed.
Comment 13 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2014-11-23 04:19:52 UTC
CVE-2014-8080 (
  The REXML parser in Ruby 1.9.x before 1.9.3-p550, 2.0.x before 2.0.0-p594,
  and 2.1.x before 2.1.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
  (memory consumption) via a crafted XML document, aka an XML Entity Expansion
  (XEE) attack.
Comment 14 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2014-11-23 04:34:09 UTC
Arches and Mainter(s), Thank you for your work.

Added to an existing GLSA request.
Comment 15 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2014-12-13 19:24:16 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201412-27 at
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).