Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums
If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-20
(Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities)
The Ruby on Rails developers have corrected some weaknesses in
action_controller/, relative to the handling of the user input and the
LOAD_PATH variable. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary entries
into the LOAD_PATH variable and alter the main Ruby on Rails process.
The security hole has only been partly solved in version 1.1.5. Version
1.1.6 now fully corrects it.
A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a
Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rails-1.1.6"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
|IBM HS22 BLADECENTER SERVER E5630 2.53GHZ 8GB 2 X 1.6TB SSD
|IBM HS22 BLADECENTER SERVER E5620 2.40GHZ 4GB RAM 146GB 15K SAS
|IBM System x3850 X5 Server 4x E7-4830 2.13GHz (32 Total Cores) 64GB M1015 Raid
|IBM SYSTEM X3550 M3 SERVER E5640 2.66GHZ 24GB 3 X 146GB 15K SAS
No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.