Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 487539
ruby: HTTP response splitting issue in CGI module
Last modified: 2011-06-01 03:28:52 EDT
HTTP response splitting issue was reported for Rails:
This issue was assigned CVE id CVE-2008-5189 and is tracked via bug #472510.
The underlying issue exists in the Ruby's CGI module. Following patch was proposed for Ruby's CGI module:
It does not seem to have been committed upstream yet.
I don't think this patch should be applied.
* Upstream did not accepted the proposed patch and it is not in upstream 
* It breaks conformity to standard
* Neither Gentoo applied this patch as can be seen from link above
* Rails handles the issue.
So what actually is the reason to apply this patch?
> So what actually is the reason to apply this patch?
Thanks for looking into this. Since upstream has decided to fix this in Rails and not in the ruby framework itself, we should do the same.
I am going to close this as a NOTABUG