Rails Security Update for Debian
Posted on: 05/31/2011 11:19 PM

A rails security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2247-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
May 31, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rails
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0446 CVE-2011-0447
Debian Bug : 614864

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, the Ruby web
application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities when JavaScript
encoding is used, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web
script or HTML.


Rails does not properly validate HTTP requests that contain an
X-Requested-With header, which makes it easier for remote attackers
to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.0-7+lenny0.1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze0.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.11-0.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rails packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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