CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-03-18
CWE: CWE-400
Bugzilla: 921329: CVE-2013-1854 rubygem-activerecord: attribute_dos Symbol DoS vulnerability
IAVA: 2013-A-0113


A flaw was found in the way Ruby on Rails handled hashes in certain queries. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service (resource consumption) attack by sending specially crafted queries that would result in the creation of Ruby symbols, which were never garbage collected.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Client Tools (ruby193-rubygem-activerecord) RHSA-2013:0699 April 02, 2013
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2014:1863 November 17, 2014

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Ruby on Rails upstream for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Ben Murphy as the original reporter.

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