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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4214

Original release date: 12/07/2009
Last revised: 07/06/2012


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the strip_tags function in Ruby on Rails before 2.2.s, and 2.3.x before 2.3.5, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving non-printing ASCII characters, related to HTML::Tokenizer and actionpack/lib/action_controller/vendor/html-scanner/html/node.rb.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: BID
Name: 37142
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3352
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:006
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2009/11/30/ruby-on-rails-2-3-5-released
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/bfe032858077bb2946abe25e95e485ba6da86bd5
Type: Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2301
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [rubyonrails-security] 20091127 XSS Weakness in strip_tags
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2260
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091208 Re: CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in strip_tags
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091127 CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in strip_tags
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023245

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.1.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.0:rc2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.0.0:rc1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.9.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.6
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.4
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.3
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.2.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.6
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.4
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.3
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.1.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:1.0.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.8.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.8.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.9.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.9.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.9.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.9.3
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.9.4
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.14.4
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.5.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.5.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.5.6
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.5.7
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.6.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.6.5
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.7.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.12.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.11.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.13.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.12.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.14.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.13.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.14.3
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.14.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.10.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.11.0
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:0.10.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.1.2 and previous versions
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:rubyonrails:ruby_on_rails:2.3.4

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
Changes related to vulnerability configurations

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)