Brakeman - Rails Security Scanner

Static analysis security scanner for Ruby on Rails

File Access

Using user input when accessing files (local or remote) will raise a warning in Brakeman.

For example

File.open("/tmp/#{cookie[:file]}")

will raise an error like

Cookie value used in file name near line 4: File.open("/tmp/#{cookie[:file]}")

This type of vulnerability can be used to access arbitrary files on a server (including /etc/passwd.


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