RHEL 6 : rubygem-actionpack and ruby193-rubygem-actionpack (RHSA-2013:0698)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119434


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated rubygem-actionpack and ruby193-rubygem-actionpack packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.1.3.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Ruby on Rails is a model-view-controller (MVC) framework for web application development. Action Pack implements the controller and the view components.

Two cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in rubygem-actionpack and ruby193-rubygem-actionpack. A remote attacker could use these flaws to conduct XSS attacks against users of an application using rubygem-actionpack or ruby193-rubygem-actionpack. (CVE-2013-1855, CVE-2013-1857)

Red Hat would like to thank Ruby on Rails upstream for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Charlie Somerville as the original reporter of CVE-2013-1855, and Alan Jenkins as the original reporter of CVE-2013-1857.

Users of Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.1.3 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.


Update the affected ruby193-rubygem-actionpack, ruby193-rubygem-actionpack-doc and / or rubygem-actionpack packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119434

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0698.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/06

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ruby193-rubygem-actionpack, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ruby193-rubygem-actionpack-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rubygem-actionpack, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1855, CVE-2013-1857

BID: 58552, 58555

RHSA: 2013:0698