Debian: DSA-1887-1: New rails packages fix cross-site scripting

    Date15 Sep 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Brian Mastenbrook discovered that rails, the MVC ruby based framework geared for web application development, is prone to cross-site scripting attacks via malformed strings in the form helper.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1887-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    September 15, 2009                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rails
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CVE-2009-3009
    Debian Bug     : 545063
    
    
    Brian Mastenbrook discovered that rails, the MVC ruby based framework
    geared for web application development, is prone to cross-site scripting
    attacks via malformed strings in the form helper.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-7.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch) security support has been
    discontinued. It has been reported that rails in oldstable is unusable
    and several features that are affected by security issues are broken due
    to programming issues. It is highly recommended to upgrade to the
    version in stable (lenny).
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.3-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your rails packages.
    
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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    Debian (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rails/rails_2.1.0-7.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    17520 866f4225a0496c3a2fbeae5da52b36a9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rails/rails_2.1.0-7.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1203 60d2bd20b3dae00c2675ed1d45ee99af
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rails/rails_2.1.0.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1953333 edcc03e7177e1557653fcb92c90db0d1
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/r/rails/rails_2.1.0-7_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2374598 0a1648b6ff0105c4969f54f8c8bed8af
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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