Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:55:33 -0600 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: CVE-2014-3712 Katello: user parameters passed to to_sym Jan Rusnacko of Red Hat reports: Katello code exposes potential to_sym Denial of Service attack vector from user input parameters. The two places identified are: https://github.com/Katello/katello/blob/9231e24f93fa804e557fc95637cfa2c5bb92f6a7/app/controllers/katello/content_search_controller.rb#L617 https://github.com/Katello/katello/blob/9231e24f93fa804e557fc95637cfa2c5bb92f6a7/app/controllers/katello/api/api_controller.rb#L87 This type of attack is documented here - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Security_Team/1/html/Secure_Ruby_Development_Guide/RubySymbols.html This has been confirmed in testing by Eric Helms of Red Hat. cvss2=3.5/AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P -- Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud PGP A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993 [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/pgp-signature SKIPPED ]
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