Apple Mac OS X Server prior 3.0 Profile Manager input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X Server (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component Profile Manager. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/22/2013 by Ben Murphy as APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-5 as confirmed mailinglist post (Apple Security Mailinglist). The advisory is available at The mailinglist post contains:

Multiple issues existed in Ruby on Rails, the most serious of which may lead to cross site scripting. These issues were addressed by updating the Rails implementation used by Profile Manager to version 2.3.18.
This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-1854 since 02/19/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74971 (openSUSE Security Update : rubygem-activesupport-2_3 (openSUSE-SU-2013:0664-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 166267 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for Ruby On Rails 3.2 stack (SUSE-SU-2013:0707-2)).

Upgrading to version 3.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (82922), Vulnerability Center (SBV-39037) and Tenable (74971). Similar entries are available at 7681, 8030, 8031 and 8032.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 74971
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : rubygem-activesupport-2_3 (openSUSE-SU-2013:0664-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 892655
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2655-1 (rails - several vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mac OS X Server 3.0


02/19/2013 🔍
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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-5
Researcher: Ben Murphy
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-1854 (🔍)

X-Force: 82922
Vulnerability Center: 39037 - Ruby on Rails 2.x, 3.x Active Record Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Crafted Input to a Where Method, Medium
SecurityFocus: 58549 - Ruby on Rails CVE-2013-1854 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 10/23/2013 05:41 PM
Updated: 06/01/2021 08:38 AM
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