Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2301-2 rails -- several vulnerabilities
- Date Reported:
- 23 Jan 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-2930, CVE-2011-2931, CVE-2011-3186, CVE-2009-4214.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, the Ruby web application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability had been found in the strip_tags function. An attacker may inject non-printable characters that certain browsers will then evaluate. This vulnerability only affects the oldstable distribution (lenny).
A SQL injection vulnerability had been found in the quote_table_name method that could allow malicious users to inject arbitrary SQL into a query.
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability had been found in the strip_tags helper. An parsing error can be exploited by an attacker, who can confuse the parser and may inject HTML tags into the output document.
A newline (CRLF) injection vulnerability had been found in response.rb. This vulnerability allows an attacker to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via the Content-Type header.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-7+lenny2.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.14.
We recommend that you upgrade your rails packages.