Public Date:
843711: CVE-2012-3424 rubygem-actionpack: DoS vulnerability in authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0154 2013-01-10
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Client Tools RHSA-2013:0582 2013-02-28
CloudForms System Engine for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2012:1542 2012-12-04