FreeBSD : rubygem-rails -- evaluation of ruby code (90064567-28b1-11db-844d-000c6ec775d9)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22211


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Ruby on Rails blog reports :

With Rails 1.1.0 through 1.1.5 (minus the short-lived 1.1.3), you can trigger the evaluation of Ruby code through the URL because of a bug in the routing code of Rails. This means that you can essentially take down a Rails process by starting something like /script/profiler, as the code will run for a long time and that process will be hung while it happens. Other URLs can even cause data loss.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22211

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9006456728b111db844d000c6ec775d9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:rubygem-rails, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/09