Rails security update for Debian
Posted on: 06/14/2011 11:02 PM

A rails security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2260-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
June 14, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : rails
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2009-3086 CVE-2009-4214
Debian Bug : 545063 558685

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Ruby on Rails, a web
application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:

The cookie store may be vulnerability to a timing attack,
potentially allowing remote attackers to forge message

A cross-site scripting vulnerability in the strip_tags
function allows remote user-assisted attackers to inject
arbitrary web script.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed
in version 2.1.0-7+lenny0.2.

For the other distributions, these problems have been fixed in version

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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