Ruby on Rails fails to properly verify input passed via the URL

2006-08-11T00:00:00
ID VU:699540
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-09-08T21:51:00

Description

Overview

Ruby on Rails fails to properly validate input. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Ruby on Rails is a web application programming framework. Ruby on Rails 1.1.4 and earlier contain a vulnerability in the processing of user input. Rails 1.0 and earlier are not affected.


Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Solution

Upgrade or patch

This vulnerability has been addressed in Ruby on Rails 1.1.6.


Vendor Information

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37signals __ Affected

Updated: August 10, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see the Rails security advisory.

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Gentoo Linux __ Affected

Updated: August 17, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see GLSA-200608-20.

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References

  • <http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2006/8/9/rails-1-1-5-mandatory-security-patch-and-other-tidbits>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21424/>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21466/>
  • <http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/10/rails-1-1-6-backports-and-full-disclosure>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was publicly reported by David August.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-4112
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Severity Metric: | 16.45
Date Public: | 2006-08-09
Date First Published: | 2006-08-11
Date Last Updated: | 2006-09-08 21:51 UTC
Document Revision: | 10