Ruby on Rails is reporting vulnerabilities in the Ruby on Rails Action Pack framework that if exploited can allow authentication bypass, SQL injection, arbitrary code execution, or denial of service.
**The IT Security Office will be performing non-invasive network based security scans of internet facing systems to identify systems at risk of compromise.**
The IT Security Office strongly advises updating or applying workarounds.
Fixed Versions: 3.2.11, 3.1.10, 3.0.19, 2.3.15
Security bulletin names:
Vulnerability Note VU#380039
Ruby on Rails Action Pack framework insecurely typecasts YAML and Symbol XML parameters
Released: January 8, 2013
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URGENT severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community.
SEVERE severity included remote exploits and worms.
IMPORTANT severity includes virus and local exploits for commonly used services.