Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#21 closed defect (fixed)

upgrade out of Rails vulnerabilities

Reported by: price Owned by: mitchb
Priority: normal Milestone: Fedora 11
Component: web Keywords:
Cc:

Description (last modified by ezyang)

We have 1.2.3 and some older Rails installed, and 1.2.3 is vulnerable. 1.2.5 is fixed. Some users may be using 1.2.3 (we also have 2.something), so we should get them upgraded.

Hopefully this just means installing 1.2.5 and deleting 1.2.3; if these were, eg, Python versions, that'd be true. We don't know enough about Rails to know if it'll be that easy, or require changes to users' scripts.

Was https://help.mit.edu/?q=526978.

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Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:14:44 +0100
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@gentoo.org>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200711-17 ] Ruby on Rails: Multiple
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Severity: Normal
Title: Ruby on Rails: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 14, 2007
Bugs: #195315, #182223
ID: 200711-17

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Synopsis
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Several vulnerabilities were found in Ruby on Rails allowing for file
disclosure and theft of user credentials.

Background
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Ruby on Rails is a free web framework used to develop database-driven
web applications.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-ruby/rails < 1.2.5 >= 1.2.5

Description
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candlerb found that ActiveResource, when processing responses using the
Hash.from_xml() function, does not properly sanitize filenames
(CVE-2007-5380). The session management functionality allowed the
"session_id" to be set in the URL (CVE-2007-5380). BCC discovered that
the to_json() function does not properly sanitize input before
returning it to the user (CVE-2007-3227).

Impact
======

Unauthenticated remote attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to
determine the existence of files or to read the contents of arbitrary
XML files; conduct session fixation attacks and gain unauthorized
access; and to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's
browser session in context of an affected site by enticing a user to
browse a specially crafted URL.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Ruby on Rails users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rails-1.2.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3227
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3227
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5379
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5379
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-5380
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5380

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by broder

  • Owner broder deleted

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mitchb

  • Milestone set to Fedora 11
  • Owner set to mitchb
  • Status changed from new to assigned

We'll be running rails 2.3.2 only as soon as we deploy Fedora 11

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by ezyang

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by mitchb

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

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