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[GLSA-200608-20] Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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.

Impact

A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a
Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby
scripts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/9/rails-1-1-5-mandatory-security-patch-and-other-tidbits
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/10/rails-1-1-6-backports-and-full-disclosure


Solution:
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

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