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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4214

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.
Publish Date : 2009-12-07 Last Update Date : 2012-07-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site Scripting
CWE ID 79

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-4214 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20094214 unix
DSA-2260-1 rails -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12767 unix
DSA-2301-1 rails -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14680 unix
DSA-2301-2 rails -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15291 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-4214

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.6.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.9.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.13.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.13.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.14.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.14.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 0.14.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 1.9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 2.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Rubyonrails Ruby On Rails 56

- References For CVE-2009-4214

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/browse_thread/thread/4d4f71f2aef4c0ab?pli=1
MLIST [rubyonrails-security] 20091127 XSS Weakness in strip_tags
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:006
http://secunia.com/advisories/38915
SECUNIA 38915
http://secunia.com/advisories/37446
SECUNIA 37446
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 CONFIRM
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2009/11/30/ruby-on-rails-2-3-5-released CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2301
DEBIAN DSA-2301
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2260
DEBIAN DSA-2260
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37142
BID 37142 Ruby on Rails 'strip_tags()' Non-Printable Character Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-29
http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/bfe032858077bb2946abe25e95e485ba6da86bd5 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/27/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20091127 CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in strip_tags
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/08/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20091208 Re: CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in strip_tags
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1023245
SECTRACK 1023245
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3352
VUPEN ADV-2009-3352

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4214

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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