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Debian: CVE-2019-16779: ruby-excon -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2019-16779: ruby-excon -- security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/16/2019
Created
01/21/2020
Added
01/20/2020
Modified
02/10/2020

Description

In RubyGem excon before 0.71.0, there was a race condition around persistent connections, where a connection which is interrupted (such as by a timeout) would leave data on the socket. Subsequent requests would then read this data, returning content from the previous response. The race condition window appears to be short, and it would be difficult to purposefully exploit this.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-ruby-excon

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