GLSA-201401-22 : Active Record: SQL injection

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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-201401-22
(Active Record: SQL injection)

An Active Record method parameter can mistakenly be used as a scope.

Impact :

A remote attacker could use specially crafted input to execute arbitrary
SQL statements.

Workaround :

The vulnerability may be mitigated by converting the input to an
expected value. This is accomplished by changing instances of
‘Post.find_by_id(params[:id])’ in code using Active Record to

See also :

Solution :

All Active Record users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/activerecord-2.3.14-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72077 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57084

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6496

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