Symbol DoS vulnerability in Active Record

Metadata

medium
5.0
activerecord
CVE-2013-1854
osvdb.org
2013-03-19
2017-06-16 19:03
CVE-2013-1854 ruby-activerecord-2.3
CVE-2013-1854 rails
CVE-2013-1854 ruby-activesupport-2.3
CVE-2013-1854 ruby-activerecord-3.2
CVE-2013-1854
2017-04-01 19:10
2017-01-05 20:15

Description

When a hash is provided as the find value for a query, the keys of
the hash may be converted to symbols. Carefully crafted requests can
coerce `params[:name]` to return a hash, and the keys to that hash
may be converted to symbols. Ruby symbols are not garbage collected,
so an attacker can initiate a denial of service attack by creating a
large number of symbols.

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Affected package information

Package Patched in Unaffected in
activerecord ~> 2.3.18,~> 3.1.12,>= 3.2.13 ~> 3.0.0