Bug 1475072 (CVE-2017-5361) - CVE-2017-5361 rt: timing side-channel attack in secrets constant-time comparison algorithm
Summary: CVE-2017-5361 rt: timing side-channel attack in secrets constant-time compari...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-5361
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1475084
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-07-26 01:14 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-07-26 01:36 UTC (History)
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-26 01:14:02 UTC
It was discovered that RT::Authen::ExternalAuth, an external authentication module for Request Tracker, is vulnerable to timing side-channel attacks for user passwords. Only ExternalAuth in DBI (database) mode is vulnerable.

Upstream patch:

https://forum.bestpractical.com/t/security-vulnerabilities-in-rt-2017-06-15/32016

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3882
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3883

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-26 01:36:41 UTC
Created rt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1475084]


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