Addressable is an alternative implementation to the URI implementation that is part of Ruby's standard library. An uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability exists after version 2.3.0 through version 2.7.0. Within the URI template implementation in Addressable, a maliciously crafted template may result in uncontrolled resource consumption, leading to denial of service when matched against a URI. In typical usage, templates would not normally be read from untrusted user input, but nonetheless, no previous security advisory for Addressable has cautioned against doing this. Users of the parsing capabilities in Addressable but not the URI template capabilities are unaffected. The vulnerability is patched in version 2.8.0. As a workaround, only create Template objects from trusted sources that have been validated not to produce catastrophic backtracking.
Created rubygem-addressable tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1979704]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1979703]
Upstream commit: https://github.com/sporkmonger/addressable/commit/b48ff03347a6d46e8dc674e242ce74c6381962a5#diff-fb36d3dc67e6565ffde17e666a98697f48e76dac38fabf1bb9e97cdf3b583d76
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Satellite 6.10 for RHEL 7
Via RHSA-2021:4702 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:4702