Debian: DSA-2466-1: rails security update

    Date09 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sergey Nartimov discovered that in Rails, a Ruby based framework for web development, when developers generate html options tags manually, user input concatenated with manually built tags may not be escaped and an attacker can inject arbitrary HTML into the document.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2466-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    May 09, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rails
    Vulnerability  : cross site scripting
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1099
    Debian Bug     : 668607
    
    Sergey Nartimov discovered that in Rails, a Ruby based framework for
    web development, when developers generate html options tags manually,
    user input concatenated with manually built tags may not be escaped
    and an attacker can inject arbitrary HTML into the document.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze3.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and 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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