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1065538: CVE-2014-0082 rubygem-actionpack: Action View string handling denial of service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

actionpack/lib/action_view/template/text.rb in Action View in Ruby on Rails 3.x before 3.2.17 converts MIME type strings to symbols during use of the :text option to the render method, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by including these strings in headers.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0082 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 is now in Production 1 Phase of the support
and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security
impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For
additional information, refer to the Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
CloudForms Management Engine 5.4 (ruby193-rubygem-actionpack) RHSA-2014:0215 2014-03-11
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) (ruby193-rubygem-actionpack) RHSA-2014:0306 2014-03-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager 1 ruby193-rubygem-actionpack Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite 6 ruby193-rubygem-actionpack Affected
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1 ruby193-rubygem-actionpack Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank the Ruby on Rails Project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Toby Hsieh of SlideShare as the original reporter.

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