FreeBSD : Rails 4 -- Possible XSS Vulnerability in Action View (43f1c867-654a-11e6-8286-00248c0c745d)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94081


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


Ruby Security team reports :

There is a possible XSS vulnerability in Action View. Text declared as 'HTML safe' will not have quotes escaped when used as attribute values in tag helpers. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2016-6316.


Update the affected package.

See Also!topic/ruby-security-ann/8B2iV2tPRSE

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94081

File Name: freebsd_pkg_43f1c867654a11e6828600248c0c745d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/17

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:rubygem-actionview, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6316