Ruby on Rails < 1.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4248


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote server is running the Ruby on Rails web application.
This version of Rails is reported to be vulnerable to a number of flaws. It is reported that a remote attacker can perform man-in-the-middle attacks and gain user credentials. It is also reported that there is a content-parsing flaw in the XML handler that would allow an attacker to either gain unauthorized access to data or cause the application to fail.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4248

File Name: 4248.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442, 4246

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5379, CVE-2007-5380

BID: 26096

OSVDB: 40717, 40718