Brakeman - Rails Security Scanner

Static analysis security scanner for Ruby on Rails

Cross Site Scripting: Link to HREF

Even though Rails will escape the link provided to link_to, values starting with “javascript:” or “data:” are unescaped and dangerous.

Brakeman will warn on if user values are used to provide the HREF value in link_to or if they are interpolated at the beginning of a string.

The --url-safe-methods option can be used to specify methods which make URLs safe.

See here for more details.


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