Bug 2008957 (CVE-2021-38562) - CVE-2021-38562 rt: User enumeration through a timing side-channel attack
Summary: CVE-2021-38562 rt: User enumeration through a timing side-channel attack
Alias: CVE-2021-38562
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2008958
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-09-29 15:00 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-09-29 18:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-09-29 18:21:12 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-09-29 15:00:29 UTC
Package: request-tracker5
Version: 5.0.1+dfsg-1
Severity: serious
Tags: security


upstream has fixed the following issue in 5.0.2:

"In previous versions, RT's native login system is vulnerable to user 
enumeration through a timing side-channel attack. This means an external 
entity could try to find valid usernames by attempting logins and 
comparing the time to evaluate each login attempt for valid and invalid 
usernames. This vulnerability does not allow any access to the RT 
system. This vulnerability is assigned CVE-2021-38562 and is fixed
in this release."

It would be nice if you could upgrade (or cherry-pick) that fix, please 
also mention 'CVE-2021-38562' in the changelog when doing so.


Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2021-09-29 15:00:45 UTC
Created rt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2008958]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-09-29 18:21:12 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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