Debian DLA-1408-1 : simplesamlphp security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 110817
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionCVE-2017-12872 / CVE-2017-12868
The (1) Htpasswd authentication source in the authcrypt module and (2) SimpleSAML_Session class in SimpleSAMLphp 1.14.11 and earlier allow remote attackers to conduct timing side-channel attacks by leveraging use of the standard comparison operator to compare secret material against user input.
CVE-2017-12868 was a about an improper fix of CVE-2017-12872 in the initial patch released by upstream. We have used the correct patch.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.13.1-2+deb8u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your simplesamlphp packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected simplesamlphp package.