Improper Authorization in actionpack gem for Ruby



Published: 2020-06-23
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8185
CWE-ID CWE-285
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Ruby

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU29212

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8185

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authorization process.

The vulnerability exists due to improper authorization. A remote attacker can execute any migrations that are pending for a Rails app running in production mode.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

actionpack: 6.0.0 - 6.0.3.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-RUBY-ACTIONPACK-572498
http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/661da266b94909574426fd1121ef13b800e01b9a
http://groups.google.com/g/rubyonrails-security/c/pAe9EV8gbM0

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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