GLSA-200608-20 : Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-20
(Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities)

The Ruby on Rails developers have corrected some weaknesses in
action_controller/, relative to the handling of the user input and the
LOAD_PATH variable. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary entries
into the LOAD_PATH variable and alter the main Ruby on Rails process.
The security hole has only been partly solved in version 1.1.5. Version
1.1.6 now fully corrects it.

Impact :

A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a
Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby
scripts.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8fe7cbd6
http://www.nessus.org/u?7eb1d7c6
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-20.xml

Solution :

All Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-1.1.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22242 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4111
CVE-2006-4112