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CVE-2021-29480 Detail

Current Description

Ratpack is a toolkit for creating web applications. In versions prior to 1.9.0, the client side session module uses the application startup time as the signing key by default. This means that if an attacker can determine this time, and if encryption is not also used (which is recommended, but is not on by default), the session data could be tampered with by someone with the ability to write cookies. The default configuration is unsuitable for production use as an application restart renders all sessions invalid and is not multi-host compatible, but its use is not actively prevented. As of Ratpack 1.9.0, the default value is a securely randomly generated value, generated at application startup time. As a workaround, supply an alternative signing key, as per the documentation's recommendation.

View Analysis Description


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  3.1 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/ratpack/ratpack/blob/29434f7ac6fd4b36a4495429b70f4c8163100332/ratpack-session/src/main/java/ratpack/session/clientside/ClientSideSessionConfig.java#L29 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/ratpack/ratpack/security/advisories/GHSA-2cc5-23r7-vc4v Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-330 Use of Insufficiently Random Values cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-340 Generation of Predictable Numbers or Identifiers Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.