CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)


Published May 16, 2024
CWE ID 400
CWE ID 770


CVE-2024-35176 is a denial of service vulnerability in the REXML gem before version 3.2.6 for Ruby. It can be exploited when parsing an XML file with many `<` characters in an attribute value. This vulnerability affects users who need to parse untrusted XMLs. To remediate the issue, users should upgrade to REXML gem version 3.2.7 or later, which includes a patch to fix the vulnerability. As a temporary workaround, it is advised not to parse untrusted XMLs. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is a denial of service attack, which could impact the availability of affected systems or applications that use the REXML gem for XML parsing.

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