Bug 677631 - (CVE-2011-0447) CVE-2011-0447 rubygem-actionpack: CSRF flaws due improper validation of HTTP headers containing X-Requested-With header
CVE-2011-0447 rubygem-actionpack: CSRF flaws due improper validation of HTTP ...
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Product: Security Response
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 677628 677629
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Reported: 2011-02-15 07:09 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:43 EST (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-02-15 07:09:26 EST
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2011-0447 to
the following vulnerability:

Ruby on Rails 2.1.x, 2.2.x, and 2.3.x before 2.3.11, and 3.x before
3.0.4, does not properly validate HTTP requests that contain an
X-Requested-With header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to
conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks via forged (1) AJAX
or (2) API requests that leverage "combinations of browser plugins and
HTTP redirects," a related issue to CVE-2011-0696.

[1] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0447
[2] http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/msg/c22ea1668c0d181c?dmode=source&output=gplain
[3] http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2011/2/8/csrf-protection-bypass-in-ruby-on-rails

Upstream patch:
[4] http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/assets/2011/2/8/2-3-csrf.patch
    (against v2.3 series)
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-02-15 07:12:13 EST
This issue affects the versions of the rubygem-actionpack package,
as shipped with Fedora release of 13 and 14.


This issue affects the version of the rubygem-actionpack package,
as present within EPEL-5 repository.

Please schedule an update.
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-02-15 07:12:53 EST
Created rubygem-actionpack tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 677628]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 677629]
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-11-15 23:17:03 EST
rubygem-actionpack-2.3.18-1.el5, rubygem-activerecord-2.3.18-1.el5, rubygem-activesupport-2.3.18-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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