CVSS v3.x: 7.5 (High)
- ~> 2.11.13
- ~> 3.0.4
- >= 3.1.4
Denial of service vulnerability that could be exploited during a guest checkout.
The regular expression used to validate a guest order’s email was subject to
exponential backtracking through a fragment like
Before the patch, it can be reproduced in the console like this:
irb(main)> Spree::EmailValidator::EMAIL_REGEXP.match "firstname.lastname@example.org.@" processing time: 54.293660s => nil
To reproduce in the browser, fill in the "Customer Email" field with that fake
email address during a guest checkout. Before that, you should open the browser
dev tools and change the
type attribute for that field from
After entering a fake address and pressing the "Save & Continue" button, the
browser will take a long term to perform the request before showing an error
message for the invalid address. Eventually, making the email string even longer
could lead to the exhaustion of server resources.
Versions 3.1.4, 3.0.4, and 2.11.13 have been patched to use a different regular expression.
There’s an improbable chance that some orders in your system end up having associated an email address that is no longer valid. We’ve added a task to check precisely that:
The above will print information for every affected order if any.
If a prompt upgrade is not an option, please, add the following to
config.after_initialize do Spree::EmailValidator.send(:remove_const, :EMAIL_REGEXP) Spree::EmailValidator::EMAIL_REGEXP = URI::MailTo::EMAIL_REGEXP end