CVE-2020-8167
actionview Severe
Cross-Site Request Forgery
Discovered 4 months ago
Published 5 months ago
Category: Cross-Site Request Forgery
Severity: Severe

There is an vulnerability in rails-ujs that allows attackers to send CSRF tokens to wrong domains.

Versions Affected: rails <= 6.0.3 Not affected: Applications which don’t use rails-ujs. Fixed Versions: rails >= 5.2.4.3, rails >= 6.0.3.1

Impact

This is a regression of CVE-2015-1840.

In the scenario where an attacker might be able to control the href attribute of an anchor tag or the action attribute of a form tag that will trigger a POST action, the attacker can set the href or action to a cross-origin URL, and the CSRF token will be sent.

Workarounds

To work around this problem, change code that allows users to control the href attribute of an anchor tag or the action attribute of a form tag to filter the user parameters.

For example, code like this:

link_to params

to code like this:

link_to filtered_params

def filtered_params
  # Filter just the parameters that you trust
end
CVSS Metrics
Access Vector Access Complexity Authentication Confidentiality Impact Integrity Impact Availability Impact
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Patched Versions

~> 5.2.4.3 >= 6.0.3.1

Unaffected Versions

n/a

References

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