GLSA-200608-20 : Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 22242
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-20 (Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities)
The Ruby on Rails developers have corrected some weaknesses in action_controller/, relative to the handling of the user input and the LOAD_PATH variable. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary entries into the LOAD_PATH variable and alter the main Ruby on Rails process.
The security hole has only been partly solved in version 1.1.5. Version 1.1.6 now fully corrects it.
A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby scripts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-1.1.6'