Bug 921331 (CVE-2013-1855)

Summary: CVE-2013-1855 rubygem-actionpack: css_sanitization: XSS vulnerability in sanitize_css
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Kurt Seifried <kseifried>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: athomas, bkabrda, bkearney, bleanhar, ccoleman, cpelland, dajohnso, dmcphers, jeckersb, jialiu, jlieskov, jrusnack, katello-bugs, lmeyer, mmccune, mmcgrath, morazi, msuchy, sclewis, security-response-team, tdawson, vondruch
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20130318,reported=20130313,source=upstream,cvss2=4.3/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N,epel-5/rubygem-actionpack=affected,fedora-all/rubygem-actionpack=affected,cloudformscommon-1/rubygem-actionpack=wontfix,sam-1/rubygem-actionpack=affected,openshift-1/ruby193-rubygem-actionpack=affected,openshift-1/rubygem-actionpack=affected,openshift-enterprise-1/ruby193-rubygem-actionpack=wontfix,openshift-enterprise-1/rubygem-actionpack=wontfix,rhn_satellite_6/ruby193-rubygem-actionpack=affected,cwe=CWE-79
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A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in Action Pack. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct XSS attacks against users of an application using Action Pack.
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Last Closed: 2015-01-17 00:33:49 EST Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 921352, 921355, 921358, 921361, 924297, 924298, 995659, 1030775, 1165386, 1165387    
Bug Blocks: 921344, 921347, 921348, 925747, 1000138, 1028279    
Description Flags
3-2-css_sanitize.patch none

Description Kurt Seifried 2013-03-13 22:53:52 EDT
XSS vulnerability in sanitize_css in Action Pack

There is an XSS vulnerability in the `sanitize_css` method in Action Pack. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2013-1855.

Versions Affected:  All.
Not affected:       None.
Fixed Versions:     3.2.13, 3.1.12

Carefully crafted text can bypass the sanitization provided in the `sanitize_css` method in Action Pack.  Impacted code will look like this:


All users running an affected release should either upgrade or use one of the work arounds immediately. 

The 3.2.13 and 3.1.12 releases are available at the normal locations. 

To work around this issue, you can apply the following monkey patch:

module HTML
  class WhiteListSanitizer
      # Sanitizes a block of css code. Used by #sanitize when it comes across a style attribute
    def sanitize_css(style)
      # disallow urls
      style = style.to_s.gsub(/url\s*\(\s*[^\s)]+?\s*\)\s*/, ' ')

      # gauntlet
      if style !~ /\A([:,;#%.\sa-zA-Z0-9!]|\w-\w|\'[\s\w]+\'|\"[\s\w]+\"|\([\d,\s]+\))*\z/ ||
          style !~ /\A(\s*[-\w]+\s*:\s*[^:;]*(;|$)\s*)*\z/
        return ''

      clean = []
      style.scan(/([-\w]+)\s*:\s*([^:;]*)/) do |prop,val|
        if allowed_css_properties.include?(prop.downcase)
          clean <<  prop + ': ' + val + ';'
        elsif shorthand_css_properties.include?(prop.split('-')[0].downcase)
          unless val.split().any? do |keyword|
            !allowed_css_keywords.include?(keyword) &&
              keyword !~ /\A(#[0-9a-f]+|rgb\(\d+%?,\d*%?,?\d*%?\)?|\d{0,2}\.?\d{0,2}(cm|em|ex|in|mm|pc|pt|px|%|,|\))?)\z/
            clean << prop + ': ' + val + ';'
      clean.join(' ')

To aid users who aren't able to upgrade immediately we have provided patches for the two supported release series.  They are in git-am format and consist of a single changeset. 

* 3-2-css_sanitize.patch - Patch for 3.2 series 
* 3-1-css_sanitize.patch - Patch for 3.1 series 
* 3-0-css_sanitize.patch - Patch for 3.0 series 
* 2-3-css_sanitize.patch - Patch for 2.3 series 

Please note that only the 3.1.x and 3.2.x series are supported at present.  Users of earlier unsupported releases are advised to upgrade as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee the continued availability of security fixes for unsupported releases.


Thanks to Charlie Somerville for reporting this!
Comment 8 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-16 01:27:22 EDT
Please note that upstream reports that the patches have an issue and will be reissued this weekend most likely so we might need to respin this fix.
Comment 9 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-18 23:23:03 EDT
I replaced the old (bad) patches with the new ones (same names).
Comment 15 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-19 16:58:35 EDT
Created attachment 712960 [details]
Comment 16 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-19 16:59:00 EDT
Created attachment 712961 [details]
Comment 17 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-19 16:59:24 EDT
Created attachment 712962 [details]
Comment 18 Kurt Seifried 2013-03-19 16:59:50 EDT
Created attachment 712963 [details]
Comment 20 Vít Ondruch 2013-03-21 09:58:38 EDT
Can I get tracking bug for F1{7,8}? Thank you.
Comment 21 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-03-21 10:13:34 EDT
Created rubygem-actionpack tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 924297]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 924298]
Comment 22 Murray McAllister 2013-03-27 07:27:25 EDT

Red Hat would like to thank Ruby on Rails upstream for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Charlie Somerville as the original reporter.
Comment 23 errata-xmlrpc 2013-04-02 15:47:22 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  RHEL 6 Version of OpenShift Enterprise

Via RHSA-2013:0698 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0698.html
Comment 24 Kurt Seifried 2013-07-26 02:17:59 EDT
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact in CloudForms 1.1. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates.
Comment 28 Martin Prpič 2014-11-14 11:20:10 EST

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in Action Pack. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct XSS attacks against users of an application using Action Pack.
Comment 29 errata-xmlrpc 2014-11-17 12:08:48 EST
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager 1.4

Via RHSA-2014:1863 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1863.html