Denial of Service (DoS)

Affecting asciidoctor gem, versions <1.5.8

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Overview

Asciidoctor is open source text processor and publishing toolchain, written in Ruby, for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other formats.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks via the next_block method.

Remediation

Upgrade Asciidoctor to version 1.5.8 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

5.9
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-18385
CWE
CWE-400
Snyk ID
SNYK-RUBY-ASCIIDOCTOR-72630
Disclosed
16 Sep, 2018
Published
28 Oct, 2018