Bug 989755 (CVE-2013-4180) - CVE-2013-4180 Foreman: hosts_controller.rb power/ipmi_boot Symbol creation DoS
Summary: CVE-2013-4180 Foreman: hosts_controller.rb power/ipmi_boot Symbol creation DoS
Alias: CVE-2013-4180
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 994835 994836 995306 995307
Blocks: 989761
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-29 20:45 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2023-05-12 20:41 UTC (History)
17 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-05-20 05:24:03 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1196 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Foreman security update 2013-09-04 00:17:13 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2013-07-29 20:45:35 UTC
Marek Hulan (mhulan) reports:

I found a DoS bug in foreman. The problem is in converting a user input into a 
symbol. Since MRI garbage collector does not free any instantiated symbol any 
authenticated user can create inputs to consume all system memory. Memory 
consumption is linear (input size = consumed memory amount) and every input 
must be unique. Since the input comes from HTTP request via method PUT it's 
not hard to send large portion of data at a time. Basically an attacker is 
just limited by HTTP protocol and server configuration.

Comment 1 Marek Hulan 2013-07-31 13:00:24 UTC

Comment 5 Murray McAllister 2013-09-02 14:56:26 UTC

This issue was discovered by Marek Hulán of the Red Hat Foreman team.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-09-03 20:26:10 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  OpenStack 3 for RHEL 6

Via RHSA-2013:1196 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1196.html

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