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
CWE-ID CWE-352
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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ActionView
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

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8167

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ActionView: 5.0.0 - 6.0.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-RUBY-ACTIONVIEW-569601
http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/a20fbf9bc52e9596a675c1071ab3fe052ac4f0dc
http://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rubyonrails-security/x9DixQDG9a0

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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