Debian DLA-496-1 : ruby-activerecord-3.2 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91363


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.



activerecord/lib/active_record/nested_attributes.rb in Active Record does not properly implement a certain destroy option, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended change restrictions by leveraging use of the nested attributes feature.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this problem have been fixed in version 3.2.6-5+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-activerecord-3.2 packages.

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


Upgrade the affected ruby-activerecord-3.2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91363

File Name: debian_DLA-496.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/31/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-activerecord-3.2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7577