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CVE-2021-41819 (cgi): Cookie Prefix Spoofing in CGI::Cookie.parse

ADVISORIES

GEM

cgi

PATCHED VERSIONS

  • ~> 0.1.1
  • ~> 0.2.1
  • >= 0.3.1

DESCRIPTION

The old versions of CGI::Cookie.parse applied URL decoding to cookie names. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof security prefixes in cookie names, which may be able to trick a vulnerable application.

By this fix, CGI::Cookie.parse no longer decodes cookie names. Note that this is an incompatibility if cookie names that you are using include non-alphanumeric characters that are URL-encoded.

This is the same issue of CVE-2020-8184.

If you are using Ruby 2.7 or 3.0:

  • Please update the cgi gem to version 0.3.1, 0.2,1, and 0.1,1 or later. You can use gem update cgi to update it. If you are using bundler, please add gem "cgi", ">= 0.3.1" to your Gemfile`.
  • Alternatively, please update Ruby to 2.7.5 or 3.0.3.

If you are using Ruby 2.6:

  • Please update Ruby to 2.6.9. You cannot use gem update cgi for Ruby 2.6 or prior.

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