Bug 472510 (CVE-2008-5189)

Summary: CVE-2008-5189 rubygems-actionpack: redirect HTTP header injection vulnerability
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Jeroen van Meeuwen <vanmeeuwen+fedora>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: lutter, mastahnke, redhat-bugzilla, sseago, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-21 10:27:08 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-5189 to
the following vulnerability:

CRLF injection vulnerability in Ruby on Rails before 2.0.5 allows
remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP
response splitting attacks via a crafted URL to the redirect_to


Note: The "offet-limit-sanitization" issue was originally reported as CVE-2008-4094 and we already fixed it in all related packages. Please see


for more details.

Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2008-11-21 11:04:23 UTC
If I read correct, the 2.0.x, 2.1.x and 2.2.x series are affected - which means
ALL Fedora and EPEL branches - right?

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-21 12:37:45 UTC
Yes, this issue affects all versions of the rubygem-actionpack package,
as shipped within the Fedora release of 8, 9, 10 and as shipped within
the EPEL project.

Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2009-01-09 09:03:19 UTC
According to:

This issue was fixed upstream in 2.1.2.

Alternatively, following patch can be used:

2.1.1 seems to be the current version in both all stable Fedora versions and EPEL5.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2009-02-26 16:34:29 UTC
rubygem-actionpack packages 2.2.2 currently in Rawhide have the sanitisation patch included.

Comment 5 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2009-02-27 15:56:48 UTC
I'm checking in rubygem-actionpack 2.1.1-2 in F-10, F-9 and EL-5 right now

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-02-27 16:19:48 UTC
rubygem-actionpack-2.1.1-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-02-27 16:19:54 UTC
rubygem-actionpack-2.1.1-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-02-28 03:22:15 UTC
rubygem-actionpack-2.1.1-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-02-28 03:26:31 UTC
rubygem-actionpack-2.1.1-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2009-03-18 03:26:51 UTC
This bug should have been closed already... bodhi!!