Bug 1065538 (CVE-2014-0082) - CVE-2014-0082 rubygem-actionpack: Action View string handling denial of service
Summary: CVE-2014-0082 rubygem-actionpack: Action View string handling denial of service
Alias: CVE-2014-0082
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1065588 1065589 1065590 1065591 1065592 1065593 1065891 1066661 1165379
Blocks: 1065543
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-14 21:36 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:52 UTC (History)
33 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rubygem-actionpack 3.2.17
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:31:41 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
3-0-render_text_dos.patch (1.88 KB, patch)
2014-02-14 21:42 UTC, Kurt Seifried
no flags Details | Diff
3-1-render_text_dos.patch (1.88 KB, patch)
2014-02-14 21:42 UTC, Kurt Seifried
no flags Details | Diff
3-2-render_text_dos.patch (1.88 KB, patch)
2014-02-14 21:43 UTC, Kurt Seifried
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0215 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: cfme security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2014-03-11 20:56:48 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0306 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: ruby193-rubygem-actionpack security update 2014-03-17 21:31:51 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2014-02-14 21:36:24 UTC
Aaron Patterson of the Ruby on Rails project reports:

There is a denial of service vulnerability in the text rendering component of Action View.

Versions Affected: 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x
Not affected: 4.0.x
Fixed Versions: 3.2.17


Strings sent in specially crafted headers will be converted to symbols. This can
cause a denial of service since symbols are not removed by the garbage collector.
All users running an affected release should either upgrade or use one of the work
arounds immediately.

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2014-02-14 21:42:15 UTC
Created attachment 863439 [details]

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2014-02-14 21:42:34 UTC
Created attachment 863440 [details]

Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2014-02-14 21:43:12 UTC
Created attachment 863441 [details]

Comment 4 Kurt Seifried 2014-02-15 04:41:42 UTC

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.

Comment 10 Vincent Danen 2014-02-18 20:36:59 UTC
Created rubygem-actionpack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-19 [bug 1066661]

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2014-03-11 04:11:01 UTC
rubygem-actionpack-3.2.13-5.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2014-03-11 16:59:42 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  CloudForms Management Engine 5.x

Via RHSA-2014:0215 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0215.html

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2014-03-17 17:33:16 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Software Collections for RHEL-6

Via RHSA-2014:0306 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0306.html

Comment 15 Kurt Seifried 2014-06-25 07:24:17 UTC

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:

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