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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-7248

Original release date: 12/15/2009
Last revised: 07/06/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Ruby on Rails 2.1 before 2.1.3 and 2.2.x before 2.2.2 does not verify tokens for requests with certain content types, which allows remote attackers to bypass cross-site request forgery (CSRF) protection for requests to applications that rely on this protection, as demonstrated using text/plain.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://pseudo-flaw.net/content/web-browsers/form-data-encoding-roundup/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38915
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2544
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091128 CVE request: Ruby on Rails: CSRF circumvention (from 2008)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/browse_thread/thread/d741ee286e36e301?hl=en
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36600
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rorsecurity.info/journal/2008/11/19/circumvent-rails-csrf-protection.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:006
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2008/11/18/potential-circumvention-of-csrf-protection-in-rails-2-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091202 Re: CVE request: Ruby on Rails: CSRF circumvention (from 2008)

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