Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2247-1 rails -- several vulnerabilities
- Date Reported:
- 31 May 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 614864.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-0446, CVE-2011-0447.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, the Ruby web application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Rails does not properly validate HTTP requests that contain an X-Requested-With header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-7+lenny0.1.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze0.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.11-0.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your rails packages.