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  Severity: High
     Title: Ruby on Rails: Several vulnerabilities
      Date: August 14, 2006
      Bugs: #143369
        ID: 200608-20

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Synopsis
========

Ruby on Rails has some weaknesses potentially allowing a Denial of
Service and maybe the remote execution of arbitrary Ruby scripts.

Background
==========

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-ruby/rails       < 1.1.6                             >= 1.1.6

Description
===========

The Ruby on Rails developers have corrected some weaknesses in
action_controller/, relative to the handling of the user input and the
LOAD_PATH variable. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary entries
into the LOAD_PATH variable and alter the main Ruby on Rails process.
The security hole has only been partly solved in version 1.1.5. Version
1.1.6 now fully corrects it.

Impact
======

A remote attacker that would exploit these weaknesses might cause a
Denial of Service of the web framework and maybe inject arbitrary Ruby
scripts.

Workaround
==========

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-1.1.6"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Ruby on Rails original advisory (1.1.5)
        
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/9/rails-1-1-5-mandatory-security-patch-and-other-tidbits
  [ 2 ] Ruby on Rails update  (1.1.6)
        
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2006/8/10/rails-1-1-6-backports-and-full-disclosure

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-20.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2006 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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