GLSA-201412-28 : Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 79981


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-28 (Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby on Rails. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary SQL commands, change parameter names for form inputs and make changes to arbitrary records in the system, bypass intended access restrictions, render arbitrary views, inject arbitrary web script or HTML, or conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby on Rails 2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/rails-2.3.18' 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.
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA and stable updates for Ruby on Rails, including the unaffected version listed above, are no longer available from Gentoo. It may be possible to upgrade to the 3.2, 4.0, or 4.1 branches, however these packages are not currently stable.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 79981

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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: 2014/12/14

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ruby on Rails JSON Processor YAML Deserialization Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3933, CVE-2011-0446, CVE-2011-0447, CVE-2011-0448, CVE-2011-0449, CVE-2011-2929, CVE-2011-2930, CVE-2011-2931, CVE-2011-2932, CVE-2011-3186, CVE-2013-0155, CVE-2013-0156, CVE-2013-0276, CVE-2013-0277, CVE-2013-0333, CVE-2013-1854, CVE-2013-1855, CVE-2013-1856, CVE-2013-1857

BID: 44124, 46291, 46292, 49179, 57187, 57192, 57575, 57896, 57898, 58549, 58552, 58554, 58555

GLSA: 201412-28