#VU8567 Code injection in Ruby on Rails

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2024-04-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU8567

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2098


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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 -, 4.0.0 - 4.0.13 rc1, 4.1.0 -, 4.2.0 - 4.2.5 rc2

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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, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.

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