Debian: DSA-2597-1: rails security update

    Date 04 Jan 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    joernchen of Phenoelit discovered that rails, an MVC ruby based framework geared for web application development, is not properly treating user-supplied input to "find_by_*" methods. Depending on how the ruby on rails application is using these methods, this allows an attacker
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2597-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    January 04, 2013                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rails
    Vulnerability  : input validation error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5664
    
    joernchen of Phenoelit discovered that rails, an MVC ruby based framework
    geared for web application development, is not properly treating
    user-supplied input to "find_by_*" methods.  Depending on how the ruby
    on rails application is using these methods, this allows an attacker
    to perform SQL injection attacks, e.g., to bypass authentication if
    Authlogic is used and the session secret token is known.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.5-1.2+squeeze4.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    ruby-activerecord-2.3 version 2.3.14-3.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your rails/ruby-activerecord-2.3 packages.
    
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