Cross-site request forgery in ActionView framework for Ruby on Rails

Published: 2020-05-26
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8167
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Rails

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site request forgery

EUVDB-ID: #VU28241

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8167

CWE-ID: CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site request forgery attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of the HTTP request origin. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page and perform arbitrary actions on behalf of the victim on the vulnerable website.

This is a regression of CVE-2015-1840.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ActionView: 5.0.0 - 6.0.3

CPE2.3 External links!topic/rubyonrails-security/x9DixQDG9a0

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?