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Secunia Security Advisory 46877

Secunia Security Advisory 46877
Posted Nov 18, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Ruby on Rails, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

tags | advisory, xss, ruby
MD5 | 7614764a67960a53714173e1e5d4f1b0

Secunia Security Advisory 46877

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TITLE:
Ruby on Rails Translate Helper Method Cross-Site Scripting
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46877

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46877/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46877

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-18

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46877/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46877/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Secunia Analysis
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* Remediation Status
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46877

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Ruby on Rails, which can be
exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting
attacks.

Certain input passed to the translate helper method is not properly
sanitised before being returned to the user. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session in
context of an affected site.

Successful exploitation requires that rails_xss plugin is used.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.0.11 and 3.1.2

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.0.11 or 3.1.2.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Sergey Nartimov.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2011/11/18/rails-3-1-2-has-been-released
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2011/11/18/rails-3-0-11-has-been-released
http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/browse_thread/thread/2b61d70fb73c7cc5

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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