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GoodJob Detection Scanner

This scanner detects the use of GoodJob in digital assets

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Low

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Single Scan

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Estimated Time

10 sec

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GoodJob Detection Scanner Detail

Understanding Rails GoodJob Software

GoodJob is a multi-threaded, Postgres-based ActiveJob backend for Ruby on Rails. It's designed to handle asynchronous tasks and background jobs which can range from sending emails, processing data, or handling user inputs, thus improving the efficiency and scalability of web applications. The GoodJob library includes a dashboard as a mountable Rails engine, allowing for the monitoring and management of job queues, displaying the historical performance of jobs, and providing insights into job execution [1][2].

Disadvantages of Exposing the Rails GoodJob Dashboard

When a Rails GoodJob Dashboard is exposed to the internet, it introduces a series of security vulnerabilities. This exposure can provide unauthorized users with access to sensitive job information and control over the job queue. Due to the dashboard's privileged functions, an exposed instance could:

  • Lead to the leak of confidential information about backend processes.
  • Enable tampering with job attributes or prioritization, causing potential business logic failures.
  • Allow unauthorized execution of jobs, which can disrupt normal operations or be exploited for nefarious purposes [3].

Cyber Attacks and Corporate Implications

If a Rails GoodJob Dashboard is left open to the internet, it could be targeted by cyber attackers. They may attempt several types of attacks, such as Denial of Service (DoS) to disrupt operations, injecting malicious jobs that could execute harmful code, or data exfiltration that compromises sensitive data. These attacks can result in significant operational disruptions, damage to the company's reputation, loss of customer trust, legal challenges, and financial losses due to recovery costs and potential fines [4][5].

Benefits of Using securityforeveryone

The securityforeveryone platform provides Continuous Threat Exposure Management, identifying and reporting vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in digital assets visible to the internet. The platform employs various scanners to keep your digital assets secure from threats. By joining the platform, users gain access to:

  • Automated scanning for real-time detection of security weaknesses.
  • Detailed reports on vulnerabilities and recommended preventive measures.
  • Continuous updates on the latest security threats and how to address them.

 

References

  1. GoodJob README Documentation
  2. Hix.dev — GoodJob Background Jobs in Ruby on Rails
  3. Blog.corsego.com — Process ActiveJob background jobs with gem GoodJob
  4. RubyDoc.info — Documentation for good_job (1.3.4)
  5. YCombinator News — Post about Rails GoodJob
  6. GitHub Discussions — GoodJob updates
  7. Reddit /r/rails — Discussion about GoodJob v2.0 release
  8. EdgeGuides.RubyOnRails.org — Active Job Basics
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