GLSA-201203-05 : Rack: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-05
(Rack: Denial of Service)

Rack does not properly randomize hash functions to protect against hash
collision attacks.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted form post, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Rack users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rack-1.1.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58215 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51197

CVE ID: CVE-2011-5036