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Bug 500225 - (CVE-2009-1629) CVE-2009-1629 AjaxTerm: session id collision
CVE-2009-1629 AjaxTerm: session id collision
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 544033
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Reported: 2009-05-11 14:44 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-08-22 12:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 12:09:42 EDT
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DSA-1994-1 patch (5.23 KB, patch)
2010-02-12 03:21 EST, Tomas Hoger
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-05-11 14:44:24 EDT
From the oCERT advisory:

AjaxTerm uses a form of random session id generation which can lead to remote session hijacking.

The ajaxterm.js script allocates session ids on the client side using the following method:

var sid=""+Math.round(Math.random()*1000000000);

The javascript random function used in combination with round does not provide sufficient entropy for a unique session id, as the session id is the only unique identifier for the user session it is possible for an attacker to brute force the space of possible id values and attach an existing connection.

This vulnerability also allows Denial Of Service attacks as it is possible to exhaust the available session ids when performing a brute force attack and, depending on the configured AjaxTerm child command, system resources.

Credit: Michael Greb
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-05-14 13:39:40 EDT

ajaxterm.js in AjaxTerm 0.10 and earlier generates session IDs with
predictable random numbers based on certain JavaScript functions,
which makes it easier for remote attackers to (1) hijack a session or
(2) cause a denial of service (session ID exhaustion) via a
brute-force attack. 

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2009-12-03 13:38:19 EST
Created Fedora tracking bugs for AjaxTerm:

All versions: bug #544033
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2010-02-12 03:21:29 EST
Created attachment 390456 [details]
DSA-1994-1 patch

Debian has release a security advisory for ajaxterm to address this flaw:

Comment in the patch describes what changes they've made.  Patch extracted from ajaxterm_0.10-2+lenny1.diff.gz .

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