Well-Known Ruby on Rails Secret Token Used on Remote Application

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Synopsis :

The Ruby on Rails application on the remote host reuses secret tokens.

Description :

The Ruby on Rails application on the remote host uses a well-known
secret token to sign and encrypt cookies / data.

See also :


Solution :

If you control the configuration to this application, generate a
proper secret token and make sure it isn't publicly shared. The secret
file is located at :


Ensure this value is truly unique. If you do not control it, there may
be a vendor provided upgrade that makes it unique per installation.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 64298 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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