Remote code execution in ActionView framework for Ruby on Rails

Published: 2020-05-26
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8163
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Rails

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU28242

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8163

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote attacker can control the "locals" argument of a "render" call and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

ActionView: 0.9.1 -

CPE2.3 External links!topic/rubyonrails-security/hWuKcHyoKh0

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?