Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2929-1 ruby-actionpack-3.2 -- security update

Date Reported:
16 May 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 747382.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0081, CVE-2014-0082, CVE-2014-0130.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Action Pack, a component of Ruby on Rails.

  • CVE-2014-0081

    actionview/lib/action_view/helpers/number_helper.rb contains multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

  • CVE-2014-0082

    actionpack/lib/action_view/template/text.rb performs symbol interning on MIME type strings, allowing remote denial-of-service attacks via increased memory consumption.

  • CVE-2014-0130

    A directory traversal vulnerability in actionpack/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.6-6+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-actionpack-3.2 packages.