GLSA-200912-02 : Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 43378


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200912-02 (Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were discovered:
sameer reported that lib/action_controller/cgi_process.rb removes the :cookie_only attribute from the default session options (CVE-2007-6077), due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5380 (GLSA 200711-17).
Tobias Schlottke reported that the :limit and :offset parameters of ActiveRecord::Base.find() are not properly sanitized before being processed (CVE-2008-4094).
Steve from Coderrr reported that the CRSF protection in protect_from_forgery() does not parse the text/plain MIME format (CVE-2008-7248).
Nate reported a documentation error that leads to the assumption that a block returning nil passed to authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest() would deny access to the requested resource (CVE-2009-2422).
Brian Mastenbrook reported an input sanitation flaw, related to multibyte characters (CVE-2009-3009).
Gabe da Silveira reported an input sanitation flaw in the strip_tags() function (CVE-2009-4214).
Coda Hale reported an information disclosure vulnerability related to HMAC digests (CVE-2009-3086).
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to a vulnerable application, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary SQL statements or a circumvention of access control. A remote attacker could also conduct session fixation attacks to hijack a user's session or bypass the CSRF protection mechanism, or furthermore conduct Cross-Site Scripting attacks or forge a digest via multiple attempts.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby on Rails 2.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-2.3.5' All Ruby on Rails 2.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=dev-ruby/rails-2.2.3-r1' NOTE: All applications using Ruby on Rails should also be configured to use the latest version available by running 'rake rails:update' inside the application directory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43378

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200912-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/22

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5380, CVE-2007-6077, CVE-2008-4094, CVE-2008-7248, CVE-2009-2422, CVE-2009-3009, CVE-2009-3086, CVE-2009-4214

BID: 31176, 36278, 37142

OSVDB: 39193, 48150, 55664, 57666, 57879, 60544, 61124

GLSA: 200912-02

CWE: 20, 79, 89, 200, 287, 362