Debian Security Advisory DSA 3509-1 (rails - security update)

Published: 2016-03-08 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
rails on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2:4.1.8-1+deb8u2. For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2: For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2: We recommend that you upgrade your rails Linux Distribution Packages.

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, a web application framework written in Ruby. Both vulnerabilities affect Action Pack, which handles the web requests for Rails. CVE-2016-2097Crafted requests to Action View, one of the components of Action Pack, might result in rendering files from arbitrary locations, including files beyond the application's view directory. This vulnerability is the result of an incomplete fix of CVE-2016-0752 . This bug was found by Jyoti Singh and Tobias Kraze from Makandra. CVE-2016-2098 If a web applications does not properly sanitize user inputs, an attacker might control the arguments of the render method in a controller or a view, resulting in the possibility of executing arbitrary ruby code. This bug was found by Tobias Kraze from Makandra and joernchen of Phenoelit.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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