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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


"actionpack/lib/action_view/template/resolver.rb" in Ruby on Rails 3.0.x before 3.0.4, when a case-insensitive filesystem is used, does not properly implement filters associated with the list of available templates, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via an action name that uses an unintended case for alphabetic characters.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published