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Observable Timing Discrepancy


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Ziftr primecoin up to 0.8.4rc1. Affected by this vulnerability is the function HTTPAuthorized of the file src/bitcoinrpc.cpp. The manipulation of the argument strUserPass/strRPCUserColonPass leads to observable timing discrepancy. The complexity of an attack is rather high. The exploitation appears to be difficult. Upgrading to version 0.8.4rc2 is able to address this issue. The patch is named cdb3441b5cd2c1bae49fae671dc4a496f7c96322. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The associated identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-217171.

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CWE-208 - Observable Timing Discrepancy

Two separate operations in a product require different amounts of time to complete, in a way that is observable to an actor and reveals security-relevant information about the state of the product, such as whether a particular operation was successful or not.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published