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Possible DoS Vulnerability in Action Mailer (CVE-2013-4389)
From: Aaron Patterson <tenderlove () ruby-lang org>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:29:41 -0700

Possible DoS Vulnerability in Action Mailer

There is a possible DoS vulnerability in the log subscriber component of
Action Mailer. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2013-4389.

Versions Affected:  3.x.x
Not affected:       4.0.x, 2.3.x
Fixed Versions:     3.2.15

Impact 
------ 
A carefully crafted email address in conjunction with the Action Mailer logger
format string could take advantage of a bug in Ruby's sprintf implementation
and possibly lead to a denial of service attack.

Impacted Ruby code will look something like this:

  "some string #{user_input}" % some_number

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

Releases 
-------- 
The FIXED releases are available at the normal locations. 

Workarounds 
----------- 
If you can't upgrade or apply patch to your system, you can work around the
issue by using the following monkey patch after requiring Action Mailer:

```ruby
module ActionMailer
  class LogSubscriber < ActiveSupport::LogSubscriber
    def deliver(event)
      recipients = Array.wrap(event.payload[:to]).join(', ')
      info("\nSent mail to #{recipients} (#{event.duration.round(1)}ms)")
      debug(event.payload[:mail])
    end
  end
end
```

Patches 
------- 
To aid users who aren't able to upgrade immediately we have provided patches for the two supported release series.  
They are in git-am format and consist of a single changeset. 

* 3-2-log-subscriber.patch - Patch for 3.2 series 
* 3-1-log-subscriber.patch - Patch for 3.1 series 
* 3-0-log-subscriber.patch - Patch for 3.0 series 

Please note that only the 4.0.x, 3.2.x, and 2.3.x series are supported at present.  Users of earlier unsupported 
releases are advised to upgrade as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee the continued availability of security fixes 
for unsupported releases.

Credits 
------- 

Thanks to Aaron Neyer for reporting this vulnerability!

-- 
Aaron Patterson
http://tenderlovemaking.com/

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