#VU8567 Code injection in Ruby on Rails

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2020-07-28

Vulnerability identifier: #VU8567

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2098


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

Vulnerable software:
Ruby on Rails
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: Rails

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in "render()" function. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the vulnerable application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Ruby on Rails: 3.2.0 - 4.2.5 rc2

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