The example code for the digest authentication functionality (http_authentication.rb) in Ruby on Rails before 2.3.3 defines an authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest block that returns nil instead of false when the user does not exist, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass authentication for applications that are derived from this example by sending an invalid username without a password.
Published 2009-07-10 15:30:00
Updated 2024-02-13 17:44:31
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-2422

2.65%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 90 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-2422

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST 2024-02-13

CWE ids for CVE-2009-2422

  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2009-2422

Products affected by CVE-2009-2422

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