GLSA-200608-20 : Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 22242


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby scripts.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-1.1.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22242

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rails, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4111, CVE-2006-4112

OSVDB: 27822, 28428

GLSA: 200608-20