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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2597-1 (rails - input validation error)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

joernchen of Phenoelit discovered that rails, an MVC ruby based framework geared for web application development, is not properly treating user-supplied input to find_by_* methods. Depending on how the ruby on rails application is using these methods, this allows an attacker to perform SQL injection attacks, e.g., to bypass authentication if Authlogic is used and the session secret token is known.

Affected Software

Affected Software

rails on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze4. For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in ruby-activerecord-2.3 version 2.3.14-3. We recommend that you upgrade your rails/ruby-activerecord-2.3 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)