Ruby on Rails Static Analysis Security Tool

Unscoped Find

Unscoped find (and related methods) are a form of Direct Object Reference. Models which belong to another model should typically be accessed via a scoped query.

For example, if an Account belongs to a User, then this may be an unsafe unscoped find:


Depending on the action, this could allow an attacker to access any account they wish.

Instead, it should be scoped to the currently logged-in user:

current_user = User.find(session[:user_id])

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