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CSRF Vulnerability (CVE 2015 1585)
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability has been found and fixed in the most recent version of Fat Free CRM. You are strongly encouraged to update your installation.
Versions affected: all versions
Fixed version: v0.13.6 https://rubygems.org/gems/fat_free_crm/versions/0.13.6
CSRF token verification was found to be defective on requests submitted to a Fat Free CRM server. This led to Fat Free CRM being vulnerable to CSRF-type attacks.
What is CSRF?
For those needing to patch manually, please apply the following patch:
The following CVE reference has been assigned: CVE-2015-1585
- What is CSRF - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-Site_Request_Forgery_%28CSRF%29
- How Rails handles CSRF - http://guides.rubyonrails.org/security.html#cross-site-request-forgery-csrf
- A helpful blog post detailing this particular type of issue - http://blog.nvisium.com/2014/09/understanding-protectfromforgery.html (The undisclosed app referenced in this post was not Fat Free CRM - as far as I know.)
Sven Schleier, KPMG Management Consulting, Singapore for reporting the issue via firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible disclosure policy
Please report issues to email@example.com. We will work with you to understand the issue and how we can fix it. Please do not disclose the issue publicly until it has been resolved and released. We're more than willing to give you credit for discovering the issue, once it has been patched and announced, but until then we ask that you consider the security implications of the issue you have found and the impact on others using an un-patched system.
Further details can be found here: https://github.com/fatfreecrm/fat_free_crm/wiki/Security