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Debian: Security update for Rails

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2466-1 security@debian.org
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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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