Ruby on Rails Web Console IP Whitelist Bypass Code Execution

Published: 2020-03-09 12:45:13
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Summary:
The Web Console tool as used in Ruby on Rails is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Sends crafted HTTP GET and PUT requests to determine if the remote host is vulnerable.

Technical Details:
The request.rb does not properly restrict the use of X-Forwarded-For headers in determining a client's IP address.

Impact:
This flaw allows remote attackers to bypass the whitelisted_ips protection mechanism via a crafted requestFIXME

Affected Versions:
Web Console before 2.1.3, as used with Ruby on Rails 3.x and 4.x.

Recommendations:
Update to Web Console version 2.1.3 or later.

Detection Type:
remote_app

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-3224

References:

https://github.com/rails/web-console/releases/tag/v2.1.3
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/06/16/18
https://github.com/0xEval/cve-2015-3224/blob/master/cve-2015-3224.py

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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