Debian Security Advisory

DLA-988-1 rt-authen-externalauth -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Jun 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5361.
More information:

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 Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.10-4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rt-authen-externalauth packages.

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