Apache Tapestry uses HMACs to verify the integrity of objects stored on the client side. This was added to address the Java deserialization vulnerability disclosed in CVE-2014-1972. In the fix for the previous vulnerability, the HMACs were compared by string comparison, which is known to be vulnerable to timing attacks.
- Apache Tapestry 5.3.6 through current releases.
No new release of Tapestry has occurred since the issue was reported. Affected organizations may want to consider locally applying commit d3928ad44714b949d247af2652c84dae3c27e1b1.
- 2019-03-12: Issue discovered.
- 2019-03-13: Issue reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2019-03-29: Pinged thread to ask for update.
- 2019-04-19: Fix committed.
- 2019-04-23: Asked about release timeline, response “in the upcoming months”
- 2019-05-28: Pinging again about release.
- 2019-06-24: Asked again, asked for CVE number assigned. No update on timeline.
- 2019-08-22: Disclosure posted.
This vulnerability was discovered by David Tomaschik of the Google Security Team.