CVE-2024-26142 (actionpack): Possible ReDoS vulnerability in Accept header parsing in Action Dispatch

Ruby Security Advisory

There is a possible ReDoS vulnerability in the Accept header parsing routines
of Action Dispatch. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier
CVE-2024-26142.

Versions Affected: >= 7.1.0, < 7.1.3.1 Not affected: < 7.1.0 Fixed Versions: 7.1.3.1 # Impact Carefully crafted Accept headers can cause Accept header parsing in Action Dispatch to take an unexpected amount of time, possibly resulting in a DoS vulnerability. All users running an affected release should either upgrade or use one of the workarounds immediately. Ruby 3.2 has mitigations for this problem, so Rails applications using Ruby 3.2 or newer are unaffected. # Releases The fixed releases are available at the normal locations. # Workarounds There are no feasible workarounds for this issue.

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