Public Date:
1065520: CVE-2014-0081 rubygem-actionpack: number_to_currency, number_to_percentage and number_to_human XSS vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in actionview/lib/action_view/helpers/number_helper.rb in Ruby on Rails before 3.2.17, 4.0.x before 4.0.3, and 4.1.x before 4.1.0.beta2 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) format, (2) negative_format, or (3) units parameter to the (a) number_to_currency, (b) number_to_percentage, or (c) number_to_human helper.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0081 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 is now in Production 1 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ruby193-rubygem-actionpack) RHSA-2014:0306 2014-03-17
Management Engine RHSA-2014:0215 2014-03-11


Red Hat would like to thank the Ruby on Rails Project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Kevin Reintjes as the original reporter.