Authentication Bypass Affecting web-console Open this link in a new tab package, versions <2.1.3


0.0
medium
  • Exploit Maturity

    Mature

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-RUBY-WEBCONSOLE-20226

  • published

    15 Jun 2015

  • disclosed

    15 Jun 2015

  • credit

    joernchen, Ben Murphy

Overview

web-console is a debugging tool for Ruby on Rails applications. Affected versions of this gem are vulnerable to Authentication Bypass attacks.

Details

Specially crafted remote requests can spoof their origin, bypassing the IP whitelist, in any environment where Web Console is enabled (development and test, by default).

Users whose application is only accessible from localhost (as is the default behavior in Rails 4.2) are not affected, unless a local proxy is involved.

All affected users should either upgrade or use one of the work arounds immediately.

To work around this issue, turn off web-console in all environments, by removing/commenting it from the application's Gemfile.