CVE-2013-3221

NameCVE-2013-3221
DescriptionThe Active Record component in Ruby on Rails 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, and 3.2.x does not ensure that the declared data type of a database column is used during comparisons of input values to stored values in that column, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct data-type injection attacks against Ruby on Rails applications via a crafted value, as demonstrated by unintended interaction between the "typed XML" feature and a MySQL database.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rails (PTS)wheezy2:2.3.14.2fixed
jessie (security), jessie2:4.1.8-1+deb8u4fixed
stretch2:4.2.7.1-1fixed
buster, sid2:4.2.9-4fixed
ruby-activerecord-2.3 (PTS)wheezy2.3.14-6vulnerable
ruby-activerecord-3.2 (PTS)wheezy3.2.6-5+deb7u1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.6-5+deb7u3vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
railssource(unstable)2.3.14.1unimportant
rails-3.2source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
ruby-activerecord-2.3source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
ruby-activerecord-2.3sourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life
ruby-activerecord-3.2source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

Starting with 2.3.14.1 rails is a transition package
This is a general design problem and only mitigated by documented best practices

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