A vulnerability has been reported in Ruby on Rails, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Action Pack digest authentication (actionpack/lib/action_controller/metal/http_authentication.rb) that uses "with_http_digest" controller helper methods.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.0.16, 3.1.7, and 3.2.7.
Solution: Update to version 3.0.16, 3.1.7, or 3.2.7.
Provided and/or discovered by: The vendor credits Charlie Somerville.
Original Advisory: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/rubyonrails-security/vxJjrc15qYM
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Subject: Ruby on Rails Digest Authentication Denial of Service Vulnerability
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