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[SECURITY] [DSA 1887-1] New rails packages fix cross-site scripting

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1887-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
September 15, 2009                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : rails
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CVE-2009-3009
Debian Bug     : 545063

Brian Mastenbrook discovered that rails, the MVC ruby based framework
geared for web application development, is prone to cross-site scripting
attacks via malformed strings in the form helper.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.0-7.

For the oldstable distribution (etch) security support has been
discontinued. It has been reported that rails in oldstable is unusable
and several features that are affected by security issues are broken due
to programming issues. It is highly recommended to upgrade to the
version in stable (lenny).

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your rails packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:    17520 866f4225a0496c3a2fbeae5da52b36a9
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1203 60d2bd20b3dae00c2675ed1d45ee99af
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1953333 edcc03e7177e1557653fcb92c90db0d1

Architecture independent packages:

    Size/MD5 checksum:  2374598 0a1648b6ff0105c4969f54f8c8bed8af

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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