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Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 14:56:28 -0800
From: Seth Arnold <seth.arnold@...onical.com>
To: cve-assign@...re.org
Cc: clopez@...lia.com, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,
	tenderlove@...y-lang.org, Nico Golde <nion@...ian.org>
Subject: Re: Re: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails
 (CVE-2012-5664)

CVE-2012-5664 has been referenced in at least one published security
update to refer to the "root" problem in Active Record's dynamic
finders:

http://lists.debian.org/20130104221128.GA24542@ngolde.de

Are there any updates on the "draft" resolution proposed below? (I'm
reluctant to change our triage to reflect the draft below until I've
heard more details; our data currently matches the published DSA.)

Thanks

On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 03:53:47PM -0500, cve-assign@...re.org wrote:
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> Repurposing CVE-2012-5664 to match the official advisory from the Ruby
> on Rails core team is problematic because that would change the
> affected product. Many CVE consumers have processes for using CVE that
> can't cleanly handle all arbitrary types of post-publication changes
> to the affected product. In this situation, taking a published CVE and
> changing the affected product from "the Authlogic gem" to "Ruby on
> Rails" is not something that we'd like to do.
> 
> The official advisory, i.e.,
> 
>   https://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/msg/23daa048baf28b64?dmode=source&output=gplain
> 
> is obviously an important vendor disclosure about an important
> product, and there will be a CVE entry that corresponds to this vendor
> disclosure. See below.
> 
> Our understanding is that some details of the Authlogic gem do have
> security concerns for some people. These are perhaps alluded to by
> "The injection interfaces are documented and the programmer is not
> supposed to pass user input to those interfaces" and subsequent
> statements in the
> 
>   http://blog.phusion.nl/2013/01/03/rails-sql-injection-vulnerability-hold-your-horses-here-are-the-facts/
> 
> post. This may be mostly relevant at sites that, for whatever reason,
> are staying at 3.2.9 for now. In any case, tracking an Authlogic gem
> issue may be worthwhile for some CVE consumers. It may meet our
> definition of a vulnerability even if it doesn't meet your definition
> of a vulnerability. A maintainer of the Authlogic gem is, of course,
> welcome to dispute this, and the related entry (see below) would then
> be marked as "DISPUTED" in CVE.
> 
> The outcome we're planning will be similar to this draft content:
> 
> 
> CVE-2012-5664
> 
> ** REJECT **  DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER.  ConsultIDs:
> CVE-2012-6496, CVE-2012-6497.  Reason: this candidate was intended for
> one issue, but the candidate was publicly used to label concerns about
> multiple products.  Notes: All CVE users should consult CVE-2012-6496
> and CVE-2012-6497 to determine which ID is appropriate.  All
> references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to
> prevent accidental usage.
> 
> 
> 
> CVE-2012-6496
> 
> MLIST:[rubyonrails-security] 20130102 SQL Injection Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2012-5664)
> https://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/msg/23daa048baf28b64?dmode=source&output=gplain
> 
> MISC:http://blog.phusion.nl/2013/01/03/rails-sql-injection-vulnerability-hold-your-horses-here-are-the-facts/
> 
> SQL injection vulnerability in the Active Record component in Ruby on
> Rails before 3.0.18, 3.1.x before 3.1.9, and 3.2.x before 3.2.10
> allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via a
> crafted request that leverages incorrect behavior of dynamic finders
> in applications that can use unexpected data types in certain find_by_
> method calls.
> 
> 
> 
> CVE-2012-6497
> 
> MISC:http://phenoelit.org/blog/archives/2012/12/21/let_me_github_that_for_you/index.html
> MISC:http://blog.phusion.nl/2013/01/03/rails-sql-injection-vulnerability-hold-your-horses-here-are-the-facts/
> 
> The Authlogic gem for Ruby on Rails, when used with certain versions
> before 3.2.10, makes potentially unsafe find_by_id method calls, which
> might allow remote attackers to conduct CVE-2012-6496 SQL injection
> attacks via a crafted parameter in environments that have a known
> secret_token value, as demonstrated by a value contained in
> secret_token.rb in an open-source product.
> 
> - -- 
> CVE assignment team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority
> M/S M300
> 202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA
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