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ChiliProject 2.11.0 released: Security Update

ChiliProject 2.11.0 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix security issues in Rails (CVE-2013-1854 among other security advisories not relevant to ChiliProject).

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.8.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x. While the issue can only be exploited for DoS attacks, we urge all ChiliProject administrators to update their installation immediately.

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What’s included

2.11.0 contains a security fix for Rails (CVE-2013-1854) which is handled by enforcing an updated version of this dependency to ChiliProject. For details on the issues, please refer to the linked post on the Ruby On Rails security mailing list and the corresponding Rails 2.3.18 announcement on the Ruby on Rails blog.

The corresponding ChiliProject bug is:

  • Security – Bug #1252: Update Rails to 2.3.18

How to upgrade

Please follow the Upgrade Guide in our Wiki. Make sure to run bundle update during the upgrade procedure to install the new version of Rails. If you omit this step, you will receive an error message instructing you do update the bundle and ChiliProject will refuse to start.

ChiliProject 2.10.0 released: Important Security Update!

ChiliProject 2.10.0 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix security issues in Rails (CVE-2013-0277), the JSON gem (CVE-2013-0333, CVE-2013-0269) and with MySQL’s handling of strings and numbers during value comparison.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.7.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x. Due to the severity of these issues, all ChiliProject administrators are urged to update their installation immediately.

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What’s included

2.10.0 contains security fixes for Rails (CVE-2013-0277) and the JSON gem (CVE-2013-0269) which are handled by enforcing updated versions of these dependencies to ChiliProject. For details on the issues, please refer to the linked posts on the Ruby On Rails security mailing list.

In addition to these issues, we audited our own codebase for potential issues with the recently published MySQL quirks when comparing strings with numbers. We found some potential issues in our token handling code which is used to authenticate users some access variants. Especially administrators who run ChiliProject on MySQL and have enabled the REST API, or have enabled the lost password feature (which is enabled by default) are potentially vulnerable and should upgrade immediately. User running SQLite or PostgreSQL are not affected by this issue.

The corresponding ChiliProject bugs are:

  • Bug #1233: Bump rails to 2.3.17 to address [CVE-2013-0276]
  • Security – Bug #1234: Potential vulnerability in token authentication when running on MySQL

How to upgrade

Please follow the Upgrade Guide in our Wiki. Make sure to run bundle update during the upgrade procedure to install the new version of Rails and the JSON gem. If you omit this step, you will receive an error message instructing you do update the bundle and ChiliProject will refuse to start.

ChiliProject 2.9.0 released: Important Security Update!

ChiliProject 2.9.0 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix a severe security issue of Rails (CVE-2013-0333) which allows attackers to inject and execute arbitrary code on the server hosting ChiliProject. This bug was fixed in Rails 2.3.16, which is included in this release of ChiliProject.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.6.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download and install the security release immediately.

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What’s included

2.9.0 contains 1 security fix for Rails. To quote the impact section from the announcement to the Rails security list:

The JSON Parsing code in Rails 2.3 and 3.0 support multiple parsing backends.  One of the backends involves transforming the JSON into YAML, and passing that through the YAML parser.  Using a specially crafted payload attackers can trick the backend into decoding a subset of YAML.

All users running an affected application should upgrade or use the workaround immediately.

The corresponding ChiliProject bugs are:

  • Security – Bug #1219: Vulnerability in JSON Parser in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2013-0333)

How to upgrade

Please follow the Upgrade Guide in our Wiki. Make sure to run bundle update during the upgrade procedure to install the new version of Rails. If you omit this step, you will receive an error message instructing you do update the bundle and ChiliProject will refuse to start.

ChiliProject 2.8.1 released: Security Release

ChiliProject 2.8.1 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix a security issue of Rails (CVE-2013-0155) which allows attackers to issue unexpected database queries with IS NULL or empty where clauses. The vulnerability does not allow attackers to insert arbitrary values into an SQL query.

Additional details are available in the updated advisory of the Rails project.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we recommend that all users of ChiliProject download and install the security release as soon as possible.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.5.1. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download and install the security release as soon as possible. Users still running an old 1.x install are strongly encouraged to update to a more recent version as that branch is not supported any more and doesn’t receive updates.

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What’s included

2.8.1 contains 1 security fix for Rails. To quote the impact section from the announcement to the Rails security list:

Due to the way Active Record interprets parameters in combination with the way that JSON parameters are parsed, it is possible for an attacker to issue unexpected database queries with “IS NULL” or empty where clauses. This issue does *not* let an attacker insert arbitrary values into an SQL query, however they can cause the query to check for NULL or eliminate a WHERE clause when most users wouldn’t expect it.

All users running an affected release should either upgrade or use one of the work arounds immediately. All users running an affected release should upgrade immediately. Please note, this vulnerability is a variant of CVE-2012-2660, and CVE-2012-2694. Even if you upgraded to address those issues, you must take action again.

The corresponding ChiliProject bug is:

  • Security – Bug #1208: Unsafe Query Generation Risk in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2013-0155)

How to upgrade

Please follow the Upgrade Guide in our Wiki.

ChiliProject 2.8.0 released: Important Security Update!

ChiliProject 2.8.0 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix a severe security issue of Rails (CVE-2013-0156) which allows attackers to inject and execute arbitrary code on the server hosting ChiliProject. This bug was fixed in Rails 2.3.15, which is included in this release of ChiliProject.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.5.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download and install the security release immediately.

Download ChiliProject 2.8.0

What’s included

2.8.0 contains 1 security fix for Rails. To quote the impact section from the announcement to the Rails security list:

The parameter parsing code of Ruby on Rails allows applications to automatically cast values from strings to certain data types. Unfortunately the type casting code supported certain conversions which were not suitable for performing on user-provided data including creating Symbols and parsing YAML. These unsuitable conversions can be used by an attacker to compromise a Rails application.

Due to the critical nature of this vulnerability, and the fact that portions of it have been disclosed publicly, all users running an affected release should either upgrade or use one of the work arounds immediately.

The corresponding ChiliProject bug is:

  • Security – Bug #1200: Multiple vulnerabilities in parameter parsing in Action Pack (CVE-2013-0156)

This was also reported as Bug #1201 by Roger Hunwicks, thanks for that!

How to upgrade

Please follow the Upgrade Guide in our Wiki. Make sure to run bundle update during the upgrade procedure to install the new version of Rails. If you omit this step, you will receive an error message instructing you do update the bundle and ChiliProject will refuse to start.

ChiliProject 2.7.4 released

ChiliProject 2.7.4 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix two XSS vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-3464CVE-2012-3465) and a SQL injection vulnerability (CVE-2012-5664) of Rails. All these bugs were fixed in Rails, we have included the fixes from Rails or backported them to the version of Rails ChiliProject uses right now.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.4.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download and install the security release immediately.

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What’s included

2.7.4 includes three security fixes which were backported from ChiliProject 3.4.0.

  • Security – Bug #1113: Potential XSS Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails
  • Security – Bug #1114: XSS Vulnerability in strip_tags
  • Security – Bug #1195: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2012-5664)

If you think you have found a security issue in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 2.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates until the release of 4.0. After that date the 2.x branch is no longer supported in any way. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 3.4.0.

ChiliProject 2.7.3 released

ChiliProject 2.7.3 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix two security issues of Rails (CVE-2012-2694 and CVE-2012-2695) which allowe attackers to inject certain forms of SQL into the database queries generated by ChiliProject. The bugs were fixed in Rails 3.2.6. We have backported them to the version of Rails we use right now.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.2.2. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download and install the security release immediately.

We apologize for the unusual large number of patch releases lately. The vulnerabilities fixed in the this and the last release are located in Ruby on Rails, a Web framework we use as the basis for ChiliProject. The bugs were announced by Rails and are thus publicly known. As we strive to keep our users as secure as possible we thus release security updates as fast as we can to allow responsible administrators to update their installations in a timely fashion and keep their systems secure.

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What’s included

2.7.3 includes two security fixes which were backported from ChiliProject 3.2.2.

  • Bug #1036: Ruby on Rails Unsafe Query Generation Risk in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2012-2694)
  • Bug #1037: SQL Injection Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2012-2695)

If you think you have found a security issue in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 2.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates until the release of 4.0. After that date the 2.x branch is no longer supported in any way. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 3.2.2.

ChiliProject 2.7.2 released

ChiliProject 2.7.2 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix a security issue of Rails (CVE-2012-2660). It addresses a bug in the parsing of requests by ActionPack. It was fixed in Rails 3.2.4 and was backported to the Rails version used by us.

This release contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.2.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download the release. For more information about the bug, please see the release announcement for ChiliProject 3.2.0.

Download ChiliProject 2.7.2

What’s included

2.7.2 includes a security fix which was backported from ChiliProject 3.2.0.

  • Bug #1025: Rails: Unsafe Query Generation Risk in Ruby on Rails (CVE-2012-2660)

If you think you have found a security issue in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 2.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates until the release of 4.0. After that date the 2.x branch is no longer supported in any way. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 3.2.0.

ChiliProject 2.7.1 released

ChiliProject 2.7.1 has just been released. This release is a security release to fix several mass-assignment vulnerabilities. It contains no other bug fixes or new features and is released for users who are unable to upgrade to ChiliProject 3.1.0. It is suitable for use on production websites running ChiliProject 2.x and we highly recommend that 2.x users download the release. For more information about the bug, please see the release announcement for ChiliProject 3.1.0.

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What’s included

2.7.1 includes a security fix which was backported from ChiliProject 3.1.0.

  • Bug #922: Mass assignment

Contributors to 2.7.1

I’d like to thank all of the contributors to the 2.7.1 release.

  • Eric Davis
  • Holger Just
  • Jean-Philippe Lang

If you think you have found a security issue in ChiliProject please report it to the security team privately so we can follow responsible disclosure.

What’s Next?

The 2.x versions of ChiliProject are officially in maintenance mode and will only be getting security updates until the release of 4.0. After that date the 2.x branch is no longer supported in any way. We recommend upgrading to the current stable version of ChiliProject in order to get general bug fixes and features, currently ChiliProject 3.1.0.

ChiliProject 2.7.0 released

ChiliProject 2.7.0 has just been released. It includes some new features and bugfixes for ChiliProject 2.6.0. It is suitable for use on production websites.

This is the last regular release of the 2.x series of ChiliProject. With the final 3.0.0 release today, the 2.x branch enters maintenance mode. We will only provide security updates for it until the release of 4.0.0 planned for summer. The old ChiliProject 1.x branch will be considered unsupported from now on. We will not provide any new patches or releases for it. Users still running ChiliProject 1.x are strongly advised to update to ChiliProject 3.0.0.

Download ChiliProject 2.7.0

What’s included

2.7.0 includes 8 bug fixes for 2.6.0. None of the bug fixes is security related.

User running 2.6.0 are encouraged to updated as the previous 2.6.0 release contained a regression which prevented ChiliProject from using the correct Rails environment when used with certain application servers and environments.

The full list of changes is below:

  • Bug #593: Notification Mail for Wiki-Changes has wrong Diff
  • Bug #775: Activity view too verbose
  • Bug #819: RAILS_ENV is not properly set if running under thin
  • Bug #822: Initial journal creation fails because of the missing log_encoding of Repositories
  • Bug #823: Plugin in new directory not picking up Gemfile
  • Bug #839: ruby-debug19 breaks on Ruby 1.9.3
  • Bug #849: Prefix parameter of thin is not working
  • Bug #857: Gemfile has an non ASCII character

What’s Next?

This release marks the end of the 2.x release cycle. Effective immediately the 2.x branch will enter maintenance mode and will only receive security updates until the release of 4.0.0 around July 2012.

With the release of 3.0.0 today the 1.x branch will stop to be supported at all. We will not issue and more releases, bugfixes or security patches for this branch anymore. If you are still using ChiliProject 1.x, you are strongly advised to upgrade to 3.0.0 as soon as possible.

In closing, go and download ChiliProject 2.7.0 now.