CVE-2020-8162

Published 13 days ago
Category: Input Validation
Severity: Moderate

Vulnerability in activestorage

There is a vulnerability in ActiveStorage’s S3 adapter that allows the Content-Length of a direct file upload to be modified by an end user.

Versions Affected: rails < 5.2.4.2, rails < 6.0.3.1 Not affected: Applications that do not use the direct upload functionality of the ActiveStorage S3 adapter. Fixed Versions: rails >= 5.2.4.3, rails >= 6.0.3.1

Impact

Utilizing this vulnerability, an attacker can control the Content-Length of an S3 direct upload URL without receiving a new signature from the server. This could be used to bypass controls in place on the server to limit upload size.

Workarounds

This is a low-severity security issue. As such, no workaround is necessarily until such time as the application can be upgraded.

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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