Debian: DSA-2301-1: rails security update

    Date05 Sep 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, the Ruby web application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2301-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
    September 5, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rails
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2930 CVE-2011-2931 CVE-2011-3186 CVE-2009-4214
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Rails, the Ruby web
    application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2009-4214
    
        A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability had been found in the
        strip_tags function. An attacker may inject non-printable characters
        that certain browsers will then evaluate. This vulnerability only
        affects the oldstable distribution (lenny).
    
    CVE-2011-2930
    
        A SQL injection vulnerability had been found in the quote_table_name
        method could allow malicious users to inject arbitrary SQL into a
        query.
    
    CVE-2011-2931
    
        A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability had been found in the
        strip_tags  helper. An parsing error can be exploited by an attacker,
        who can confuse the parser and may inject HTML tags into the output
        document.
    
    CVE-2011-3186
    
        A newline (CRLF) injection vulnerability had been found in
        response.rb. This vulnerability allows an attacker to inject arbitrary
        HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via the
        Content-Type header.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-7+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.14.
    
    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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