json 2.0.4-java

1 security vulnerability found in version 2.0.4-java

json Gem for Ruby Unsafe Object Creation Vulnerability (additional fix)

medium severity CVE-2020-10663
medium severity CVE-2020-10663
Patched versions: >= 2.3.0

There is an unsafe object creation vulnerability in the json gem bundled with Ruby. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2020-10663. We strongly recommend upgrading the json gem.


When parsing certain JSON documents, the json gem (including the one bundled with Ruby) can be coerced into creating arbitrary objects in the target system.

This is the same issue as CVE-2013-0269. The previous fix was incomplete, which addressed JSON.parse(user_input), but didn’t address some other styles of JSON parsing including JSON(user_input) and JSON.parse(user_input, nil).

See CVE-2013-0269 in detail. Note that the issue was exploitable to cause a Denial of Service by creating many garbage-uncollectable Symbol objects, but this kind of attack is no longer valid because Symbol objects are now garbage-collectable. However, creating arbitrary objects may cause severe security consequences depending upon the application code.

No officially reported memory leakage issues detected.

This gem version does not have any officially reported memory leaked issues.

No license issues detected.

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