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CVE-2020-15237 (shrine): Possible timing attack in derivation_endpoint

ADVISORIES

GEM

shrine

SEVERITY

CVSS v3: 5.9

PATCHED VERSIONS

  • >= 3.3.0

DESCRIPTION

Impact

When using the derivation_endpoint plugin, it’s possible for the attacker to use a timing attack to guess the signature of the derivation URL.

Patches

The problem has been fixed by comparing sent and calculated signature in constant time, using Rack::Utils.secure_compare. Users using the derivation_endpoint plugin are urged to upgrade to Shrine 3.3.0 or greater.

Workarounds

Users of older Shrine versions can apply the following monkey-patch after loading the derivation_endpoint plugin:

class Shrine
  class UrlSigner
    def verify_signature(string, signature)
      if signature.nil?
        fail InvalidSignature, "missing \"signature\" param"
      elsif !Rack::Utils.secure_compare(signature, generate_signature(string))
        fail InvalidSignature, "provided signature does not match the calculated signature"
      end
    end
  end
end

References

You can read more about timing attacks here.