rubygem-rails -- evaluation of ruby code

2006-08-09T00:00:00
ID 90064567-28B1-11DB-844D-000C6EC775D9
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2006-08-09T00:00:00

Description

The Ruby on Rails blog reports:

With Rails 1.1.0 through 1.1.5 (minus the short-lived 1.1.3), you can trigger the evaluation of Ruby code through the URL because of a bug in the routing code of Rails. This means that you can essentially take down a Rails process by starting something like /script/profiler, as the code will run for a long time and that process will be hung while it happens. Other URLs can even cause data loss.