GLSA-200912-02 : Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200912-02
(Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were discovered:
reported that lib/action_controller/cgi_process.rb removes the
:cookie_only attribute from the default session options
(CVE-2007-6077), due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5380 (GLSA
Tobias Schlottke reported that the :limit and
:offset parameters of ActiveRecord::Base.find() are not properly
sanitized before being processed (CVE-2008-4094).
Steve from
Coderrr reported that the CRSF protection in protect_from_forgery()
does not parse the text/plain MIME format (CVE-2008-7248).
Nate reported a documentation error that leads to the assumption
that a block returning nil passed to
authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest() would deny access to the
requested resource (CVE-2009-2422).
Brian Mastenbrook reported
an input sanitation flaw, related to multibyte characters
Gabe da Silveira reported an input sanitation
flaw in the strip_tags() function (CVE-2009-4214).
Coda Hale
reported an information disclosure vulnerability related to HMAC
digests (CVE-2009-3086).

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to a vulnerable
application, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary SQL
statements or a circumvention of access control. A remote attacker
could also conduct session fixation attacks to hijack a user's session
or bypass the CSRF protection mechanism, or furthermore conduct
Cross-Site Scripting attacks or forge a digest via multiple attempts.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Ruby on Rails 2.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-2.3.5'
All Ruby on Rails 2.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=dev-ruby/rails-2.2.3-r1'
NOTE: All applications using Ruby on Rails should also be configured to
use the latest version available by running 'rake rails:update' inside
the application directory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43378 (gentoo_GLSA-200912-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31176

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5380