Ruby Advisory Database
The Ruby Advisory Database is a community effort to compile all security advisories that are relevant to Ruby libraries.
You can check your own Gemfile.locks against this database by using bundler-audit.
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The database is a list of directories that match the names of Ruby libraries on rubygems.org. Within each directory are one or more advisory files for the Ruby library. These advisory files are named using the advisories' CVE identifier number.
gems/: actionpack/: CVE-2014-0130.yml CVE-2014-7818.yml CVE-2014-7829.yml CVE-2015-7576.yml CVE-2015-7581.yml CVE-2016-0751.yml CVE-2016-0752.yml
Each advisory file contains the advisory information in YAML format:
--- gem: examplegem cve: 2013-0156 date: 2013-05-01 url: https://github.com/rubysec/ruby-advisory-db/issues/123456 title: | Ruby on Rails params_parser.rb Action Pack Type Casting Parameter Parsing Remote Code Execution description: | Ruby on Rails contains a flaw in params_parser.rb of the Action Pack. The issue is triggered when a type casting error occurs during the parsing of parameters. This may allow a remote attacker to potentially execute arbitrary code. cvss_v2: 10.0 cvss_v3: 9.8 patched_versions: - ~> 2.3.15 - ~> 3.0.19 - ~> 3.1.10 - ">= 3.2.11" unaffected_versions: - ~> 2.4.3 related: cve: - 2013-1234567 - 2013-1234568 url: - https://github.com/rubysec/ruby-advisory-db/issues/123457
gem[String] (required): Name of the affected gem.
framework[String] (optional): Name of the framework which the affected gem belongs to.
platform[String] (optional): If this vulnerability is platform-specific, name of platform this vulnerability affects (e.g. jruby)
cve[String] (optional): Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID.
osvdb[Integer] (optional): Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) ID.
ghsa[String] (optional): GitHub Security Advisory (GHSA) ID.
url[String] (required): The URL to the full advisory.
title[String] (required): The title of the advisory or individual vulnerability.
date[Date] (required): The public disclosure date of the advisory.
description[String] (required): One or more paragraphs describing the vulnerability.
cvss_v2[Float] (optional): The CVSSv2 score for the vulnerability.
cvss_v3[Float] (optional): The CVSSv3 score for the vulnerability.
unaffected_versions[Array<String>] (optional): The version requirements for the unaffected versions of the Ruby library.
patched_versions[Array<String>] (optional): The version requirements for the patched versions of the Ruby library.
related[Hash<Array<String>>] (optional): Sometimes an advisory references many urls and other identifiers. Supported keys:
Prior to submitting a pull request, run the tests:
bundle install bundle exec rspec
GitHub Advisory Sync
There is a script that will create initial yaml files for RubyGem advisories which are in the GitHub Security Advisory API, but are not already in this dataset. This script can be periodically run to ensure this repo has all the data that is present in the GitHub Advisory data.
The GitHub Advisory API requires a token to access it.
- It can be a completely scopeless token (recommended); it does not require any permissions at all.
- Get yours at https://github.com/settings/tokens
To run the GitHub Advisory sync, start by executing the rake task:
GH_API_TOKEN=<your GitHub API Token> bundle exec rake sync_github_advisories
- The rake task will write yaml files for any missing advisories.
- Those files must be further edited.
- Fill in
cvss_v3field by following the CVE link and getting it from page
- Fill in
patched_versionsfield, using the comments at the bottom of the file
- Fill in
unaffected_versions, optional, if there are unaffected_versions
- delete the GitHub data at the bottom of the yaml file
- double check all the data, commit it, and make a PR
- The GitHub Advisory data is structured opposite of RubySec unfortunately: GitHub identifies version range which are vulnerable; RubySec identifies version ranges which are not vulnerable. This is why some manual work to translate is needed.
- Fill in
Please see CONTRIBUTORS.md.
This database also includes data from the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database developed by the Open Security Foundation (OSF) and its contributors.