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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Rails Vendors:   rubyforge.org
Rails ActiveModel::Name Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031873
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031873
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Rails. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to an application that makes a to_json call to ActiveModel::Name and cause the application to enter an infinite loop.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://github.com/rails/rails/commit/a0580e974b4a058a983de6c593e4573bd94b76f0

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://github.com/rubysec/ruby-advisory-db/issues/130

Vendor URL:  github.com/rubysec/ruby-advisory-db/issues/130 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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