OpenSUSE Linux update for rubygem-rack



Published: 2020-02-12
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2018-16471
CVE-2019-16782
CWE-ID CWE-79
CWE-208
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Novell

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU15970

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-16471

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient escaping of the content returned by the scheme method in the Rack::Request class. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Opensuse: 15.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-02/msg00016.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

EUVDB-ID: #VU23688

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16782

CWE-ID: CWE-208 - Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a hijack victim's session.

The vulnerability exists due to an indexing issue in Rack (RubyGem rack) when processing user sessions. A remote attacker can guess session identifier and hijack victim's session.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Opensuse: 15.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-02/msg00016.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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