Malicious Package

Affecting active-support gem, versions >=0.0.0

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Overview

The active-support gem duplicates official activesupport code, but adds a compiled extension. This extension attempts to resolve a base64 encoded domain, then downloads a payload and execute it.

Remediation

active-support is malicious and the recommendation is to stop using it and replace this gem with the official activesupport gem.

References

CVSS Score

9.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-3779
CWE
CWE-506
Snyk ID
SNYK-RUBY-ACTIVESUPPORT-22046
Disclosed
09 Aug, 2018
Published
09 Aug, 2018