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Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:16:11 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in

On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Josh Bressers wrote:

> I'm sorry for the delay on this.
> Please use CVE-2009-4132

Josh, MITRE assigned CVE-2009-4214 earlier today.  Please verify these are 
duplicates, and if so, we will stick with CVE-2009-4214.

- Steve

Name: CVE-2009-4214
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20091127 CVE request: ruby on rails XSS Weakness in strip_tags
Reference: URL:
Reference: MLIST:[rubyonrails-security] 20091127 XSS Weakness in strip_tags
Reference: URL:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: BID:37142
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECTRACK:1023245
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:37446
Reference: URL:
Reference: VUPEN:ADV-2009-3352
Reference: URL:

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

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