Updated rubygem-actionpack, rubygem-activesupport, and rubygem-activerecord packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat CloudForms. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Ruby on Rails is a model-view-controller (MVC) framework for web application development. Action Pack implements the controller and the view components. Active Record implements object-relational mapping for accessing database entries using objects. Active Support provides support and utility classes used by the Ruby on Rails framework. Multiple flaws were found in the way Ruby on Rails performed XML parameter parsing in HTTP requests. A remote attacker could use these flaws to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a Ruby on Rails application, perform SQL injection attacks, or bypass the authentication using a specially-created HTTP request. (CVE-2013-0156) Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for the CVE-2013-0156 issues is available that allows remote code execution in applications using Ruby on Rails. A flaw was found in the way Ruby on Rails performed JSON parameter parsing. If a Ruby on Rails application passed JSON parameters to Active Record, it could result in the generation of unexpected SQL queries. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to manipulate SQL queries executed by the application. (CVE-2013-0155) A flaw was found in the way rubygem-activerecord dynamic finders extracted options from method parameters. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to perform SQL injection attacks against applications using the Active Record dynamic finder methods. (CVE-2012-6496) Users are advised to upgrade to these updated rubygem-actionpack, rubygem-activesupport, and rubygem-activerecord packages, which resolve these issues. Users of CloudForms Cloud Engine must run "aeolus-services restart" and users of CloudForms System Engine must run "katello-service restart" for this update to take effect.