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Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:36:47 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Ruby on Rails / rubygem-actionpack
 -- XSS in the 'translate' helper method

On 11/18/2011 07:52 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,
>   a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way the
> 'translate' helper method of the Ruby on Rails performed HTML
> escaping of interpolated user input, when interpolation in
> combination with HTML-safe translations were used. A remote
> attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary HTML or web
> script by providing a specially-crafted input to Ruby on Rails
> application, using the ActionPack module and its 'translate'
> helper method without explicit (application specific) sanitization
> of user provided input.
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
> Relevant upstream patches:
> [6]
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> -- 
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

Please use CVE-2011-4319 for this issue.


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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