CVE Reference: CVE-2012-3424

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2012-3424

Description:
The decode_credentials method in actionpack/lib/action_controller/metal/http_authentication.rb in Ruby on Rails 3.x before 3.0.16, 3.1.x before 3.1.7, and 3.2.x before 3.2.7 converts Digest Authentication strings to symbols, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service by leveraging access to an application that uses a with_http_digest helper method, as demonstrated by the authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest method.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-08/msg00046.html

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0154.html

MLIST

CONFIRM
  http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2012/7/26/ann-rails-3-2-7-has-been-released/


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