System compromise in Ruby on Rails

Posted: January 11, 2013 in Vulnerabilities
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Ruby on RailsVulnerability: System compromise in Ruby on Rails

Danger level: High
Availability of fixes: Yes
Number of vulnerabilities: 1

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0155
Vector of operation: Remote
Impact: System Compromise

Affected Products: Ruby on Rails 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x.

Affected versions: Ruby on Rails versions prior to 3.2.11, 3.1.10, 3.0.19, 2.3.15.


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

An error in the processing of XML parameters, because of what the characters and YAML types can be part of a POST request. This can be exploited to compromise a vulnerable system.

Manufacturer URL:

Solution: Install the latest version 3.2.11, 3.1.10, 3.0.19 and 2.3.15 from the manufacturer.

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