Public Date:
909071: CVE-2013-0263 rubygem-rack: Timing attack in cookie sessions

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Rack::Session::Cookie in Rack 1.5.x before 1.5.2, 1.4.x before 1.4.5, 1.3.x before 1.3.10, 1.2.x before 1.2.8, and 1.1.x before 1.1.6 allows remote attackers to guess the session cookie, gain privileges, and execute arbitrary code via a timing attack involving an HMAC comparison function that does not run in constant time.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0263 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 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0686 2013-03-26
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Client Tools RHSA-2013:0638 2013-03-12