The Ruby on Rails 3.0 and 2.3 JSON parser contain a vulnerability that may result in arbitrary code execution.
The Ruby on Rails advisory states:
There is a vulnerability in the JSON code for Ruby on Rails which allows attackers to bypass authentication systems, inject arbitrary SQL, inject and execute arbitrary code, or perform a DoS attack on a Rails application. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2013-0333.
An unauthenticated attacker using a specifically crafted payload may be able to trick the Ruby on Rails backend into executing arbitrary code.
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The Ruby on Rails advisory states the following workarounds as well.
Thanks to Lawrence Pit of Mirror42 for discovering the vulnerability.
This document was written by Jared Allar.
|Date First Published:||2013-01-28|
|Date Last Updated:||2013-03-11 17:57 UTC|