Security Advisory Moderate: rubygem-actionpack and ruby193-rubygem-actionpack security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0698-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-04-02
Last updated on: 2013-04-02
Affected Products: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1
CVEs ( CVE-2013-1855


Updated rubygem-actionpack and ruby193-rubygem-actionpack packages that
fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

Ruby on Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework for web
application development. Action Pack implements the controller and the view

Two cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in rubygem-actionpack and
ruby193-rubygem-actionpack. A remote attacker could use these flaws to
conduct XSS attacks against users of an application using
rubygem-actionpack or ruby193-rubygem-actionpack. (CVE-2013-1855,

Red Hat would like to thank Ruby on Rails upstream for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Charlie Somerville as the original reporter
of CVE-2013-1855, and Alan Jenkins as the original reporter of

Users of Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.1.3 are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which correct these issues.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1

ruby193-rubygem-actionpack-3.2.8-5.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 97dc5fde9ca7edd649ce478671f650e8
SHA-256: ae0be36afedca40a6e087369b93c3b70efcfc04b2c8430212b46b35aa91187cc
ruby193-rubygem-actionpack-3.2.8-5.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: c51ae28932d0e0431b63783f7bf58113
SHA-256: c5e7132a360bcd0412b27d93c3af7ff929579954938a23411942323e325ae9a1
ruby193-rubygem-actionpack-doc-3.2.8-5.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: cc3708905a3d604b20602549be3b8f1c
SHA-256: f27992acb303fdb5c91202fa3a307edb1d895d4e850b0e2675cb4a0981322e69
rubygem-actionpack-3.0.13-8.el6op.noarch.rpm     MD5: 8ec1e1b4502c21216b0d274817149248
SHA-256: 30d9e1eadf25a1718318a31a8ab94ea67bb1e8bc97d5dd1e3262b529ec7da912
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

921331 - CVE-2013-1855 rubygem-actionpack: css_sanitization: XSS vulnerability in sanitize_css
921335 - CVE-2013-1857 rubygem-actionpack: sanitize_protocol: XSS Vulnerability in the helper of Ruby on Rails


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