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<title>Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Ruby on Rails has some weaknesses potentially allowing a Denial of Service
and maybe the remote execution of arbitrary Ruby scripts.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">rails</product>
<announced>August 14, 2006</announced>
<revised>December 13, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>143369</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-ruby/rails" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.1.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.1.6</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The Ruby on Rails developers have corrected some weaknesses in
action_controller/, relative to the handling of the user input and the
LOAD_PATH variable. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary entries
into the LOAD_PATH variable and alter the main Ruby on Rails process.
The security hole has only been partly solved in version 1.1.5. Version
1.1.6 now fully corrects it.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a
Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby
scripts.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-ruby/rails-1.1.6&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/9/rails-1-1-5-mandatory-security-patch-and-other-tidbits">Ruby on Rails original advisory (1.1.5)</uri>
<uri link="http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/10/rails-1-1-6-backports-and-full-disclosure">Ruby on Rails update (1.1.6)</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4111">CVE-2006-4111</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4112">CVE-2006-4112</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 10 Aug 2006 07:34:02 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 10 Aug 2006 14:54:45 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 10 Aug 2006 21:05:59 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
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