Debian DSA-3651-1 : rails - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93114


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Andrew Carpenter of Critical Juncture discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability affecting Action View in rails, a web application framework written in Ruby. Text declared as 'HTML safe' will not have quotes escaped when used as attribute values in tag helpers.


Upgrade the rails packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:4.1.8-1+deb8u4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93114

File Name: debian_DSA-3651.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/26/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rails, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6316

DSA: 3651