Deserialization of Untrusted Data
The package geokit-rails in versions prior to 2.5.0 are vulnerable to Command Injection due to unsafe deserialization of YAML within the 'geo_location' cookie. This issue can be exploited remotely via a malicious cookie value. Note: An attacker can use this vulnerability to execute commands on the host system.
CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data
Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.