Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Affecting thrift_client Open this link in a new tab package, versions <0.9.3
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1 Aug 2017
19 Mar 2014
Introduced: 19 Mar 2014CWE-300 Open this link in a new tab
thrift_client is a Thrift client wrapper that encapsulates some common failover behavior.
Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks due to attacks due to downloading gems over an insecure protocol. Without a secure connection, it is possible for an attacker to intercept this connection and alter the packages received. In serious cases, this may even lead to Remote Code Execution (RCE) on your host server.
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thrift_client to version 0.9.3 or higher.