Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2830-1 ruby-i18n -- cross-site scripting

Date Reported:
30 Dec 2013
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-4492.
More information:

Peter McLarnan discovered that the internationalization component of Ruby on Rails does not properly encode parameters in generated HTML code, resulting in a cross-site scripting vulnerability. This update corrects the underlying vulnerability in the i18n gem, as provided by the ruby-i18n package.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem; the libi18n-ruby package does not contain the vulnerable code.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.0-3+deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.9-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-i18n packages.