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CVE-2013-1857 (actionpack): CVE-2013-1857 rubygem-actionpack: sanitize_protocol: XSS Vulnerability in the helper of Ruby on Rails

ADVISORIES

GEM

actionpack

FRAMEWORK

rails

SEVERITY

CVSS v2: 4.3 (Medium)

PATCHED VERSIONS

  • ~> 2.3.18
  • ~> 3.1.12
  • >= 3.2.13

DESCRIPTION

The sanitize helper in lib/action_controller/vendor/html-scanner/html/sanitizer.rb in the Action Pack component in Ruby on Rails before 2.3.18, 3.0.x and 3.1.x before 3.1.12, and 3.2.x before 3.2.13 does not properly handle encoded : (colon) characters in URLs, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted scheme name, as demonstrated by including a : sequence. A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in Action Pack. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct XSS attacks against users of an application using Action Pack.