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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Rails Vendors:   rubyforge.org
Ruby on Rails Bug in 'http_authentication.rb' Lets Remote Users Bypass Authentication
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022517
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022517
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 7 2009
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.3.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ruby on Rails. A remote user can bypass authentication.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted (invalid) username with no password to successfully authenticate and access a protected page.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass authentication.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/1ad57cfe2fbda58439e4b7f84008ad23bc68e8b0

The fix will be included in the upcoming 2.3.3 version.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2009/6/3/security-problem-with-authenticate_with_http_digest

Vendor URL:  weblog.rubyonrails.org/2009/6/3/security-problem-with-authenticate_with_http_digest (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 7 Jul 2009 00:58:50 -0400
Subject:  Ruby on Rails


http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2009/6/3/security-problem-with-authenticate_with_http_digest


 
 


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