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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0446

Original release date: 02/14/2011
Last revised: 07/06/2012


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the mail_to helper in Ruby on Rails before 2.3.11, and 3.x before 3.0.4, when javascript encoding is used, allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted (1) name or (2) email value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
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: 46291
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-2133
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2247
External Source: MLIST
Name: [rubyonrails-security] 20110209 Potential XSS Problem with mail_to :encode => :javascript
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-2138
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0877
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-4358
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025064
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0587

Technical Details

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  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)