Posted by mame on 24 Nov 2021
A buffer overrun vulnerability was discovered in CGI.escape_html. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2021-41816. We strongly recommend upgrading Ruby.
A security vulnerability that causes buffer overflow when you pass a very large string (> 700 MB) to
CGI.escape_html on a platform where
long type takes 4 bytes, typically, Windows.
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
Alternatively, please update Ruby to 2.7.5 or 3.0.3.
This issue has been introduced since Ruby 2.7, so the cgi version bundled with Ruby 2.6 is not vulnerable.
- cgi gem 0.1.0 or prior (which are bundled versions with Ruby 2.7 series prior to Ruby 2.7.5)
- cgi gem 0.2.0 or prior (which are bundled versions with Ruby 3.0 series prior to Ruby 3.0.3)
- cgi gem 0.3.0 or prior
Thanks to chamal for discovering this issue.
- Originally published at 2021-11-24 12:00:00 (UTC)