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CVE-2012-3424

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-07-26
Bugzilla: 843711: CVE-2012-3424 rubygem-actionpack: DoS vulnerability in authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The decode_credentials method in actionpack/lib/action_controller/metal/http_authentication.rb in Ruby on Rails 3.x before 3.0.16, 3.1.x before 3.1.7, and 3.2.x before 3.2.7 converts Digest Authentication strings to symbols, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service by leveraging access to an application that uses a with_http_digest helper method, as demonstrated by the authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest method.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3424 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
CloudForms System Engine for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2012:1542 December 04, 2012
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Client Tools RHSA-2013:0582 February 28, 2013
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0154 January 10, 2013

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