Debian: DSA-3883-1: rt-authen-externalauth security update

    Date15 Jun 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that RT::Authen::ExternalAuth, an external authentication module for Request Tracker, is vulnerable to timing side-channel attacks for user passwords. Only ExternalAuth in DBI (database) mode is vulnerable.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3883-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    June 15, 2017                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rt-authen-externalauth
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-5361
    
    It was discovered that RT::Authen::ExternalAuth, an external
    authentication module for Request Tracker, is vulnerable to timing
    side-channel attacks for user passwords. Only ExternalAuth in DBI
    (database) mode is vulnerable.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.25-1+deb8u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your rt-authen-externalauth packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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