Debian DSA-3651-1 : rails - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93114

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the rails packages.

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

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=834155

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/rails

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3651

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

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.6

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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