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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Rails Vendors:
Rails Input Validation Flaw in 'routing.rb' Lets Remote Users Execute Local Ruby Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016673
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4111, CVE-2006-4112   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 10 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.0 through 1.1.5, excluding 1.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Rails. A remote user can execute Ruby code located on the target system.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted URL to cause Ruby code from certain locations on the target system to be loaded and executed.

This can be exploited by a remote user to cause data on the target system to be deleted or to cause the current request process to hang.

The vulnerability resides in 'actionpack/lib/action_controller/routing.rb'.

Impact:   A remote user can cause alternate Ruby code located on the target system to be executed.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.1.6), available at:

The vendor's advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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