Ruby on Rails

The developers of Ruby on Rails, the popular web app framework, released four new versions of the product yesterday, complete with fixes for a series of vulnerabilities that could have lead to denial of service attacks and XSS injections.Four vulnerabilities in total are addressed in versions 3.2.13, 3.1.12 and 2.3.18 of Rails, according to a post to the company’s blog on Monday. “All versions are impacted by one or more of these security issues,” according to the post.

A vulnerability exists in Ruby on Rails’ JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) code that could open the Web framework up to a slew of security problems. Patches were published yesterday, but if left unpatched, the vulnerability could let attackers bypass authentication systems, inject arbitrary SQL code, inject and execute arbitrary code and perform a denial of service attack on a Ruby on Rails app.

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