Fedora 10 : rubygem-actionpack-2.1.1-3.fc10 / rubygem-activesupport-2.1.1-2.fc10 (2009-9799)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41612


The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability is found on Ruby on Rails in the escaping code for the form helpers, which also affects the rpms shipped in Fedora Project.
Attackers who can inject deliberately malformed unicode strings into the form helpers can defeat the escaping checks and inject arbitrary HTML. This issue has been tagged as CVE-2009-3009. These new rpms will fix this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected rubygem-actionpack and / or rubygem-activesupport packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41612

File Name: fedora_2009-9799.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/25

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:fedoraproject:fedora:rubygem-actionpack, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rubygem-activesupport, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3009

BID: 36278

FEDORA: 2009-9799

CWE: 79