Ruby on Rails Static Analysis Security Tool

Default Routes

The general default routes warning means there is a call to

#Rails 2.x
map.connect ":controller/:action/:id"


Rails 3.x
match ':controller(/:action(/:id(.:format)))'

in config/routes.rb. This allows any public method on any controller to be called as an action.

If this warning is reported for a particular controller, it means there is a route to that controller containing :action.

Default routes can be dangerous if methods are made public which are not intended to be used as URLs or actions.

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