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909633: CVE-2013-0277 rubygem-activerecord: Serialized Attributes YAML Vulnerability with Rails 2.3 and 3.0

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ActiveRecord in Ruby on Rails before 2.3.17 and 3.x before 3.1.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code via crafted serialized attributes that cause the +serialize+ helper to deserialize arbitrary YAML.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0277 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).


Red Hat would like to thank the Ruby on Rails project for reporting this issue. The Ruby on Rails project acknowledges Tobias Kraze as the original reporter.