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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:56 AM

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201203-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Rack: Denial of Service
Date: March 06, 2012
Bugs: #396455
ID: 201203-05

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Synopsis
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A hash collision vulnerability in Rack allows remote attackers to cause
a Denial of Service condition.

Background
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Rack is a modular Ruby web server interface.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-ruby/rack < 1.1.3 >= 1.1.3

Description
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Rack does not properly randomize hash functions to protect against hash
collision attacks.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted form post, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Rack users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rack-1.1.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-5036
http://nvd.nist.gov/...e=CVE-2011-5036

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gent...a-201203-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security ( -at -) gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommo...enses/by-sa/2.5







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