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REST scaffold_resource security warning

Posted by Jim Morris on Tue Jun 26 15:14:04 -0700 2007

This one is so blatantly obvious it bit me in the Butt at 4am this morning when I had to get up and fix it! I am so embarrassed, luckily no private data got out, as no-one has entered any private data yet.

I used the script/generate scaffold_resource to get started, and I left in those nice format.xml things in, thinking I may use them in the future. For the most part this is not a problem, but one of my controllers is a profile table. Much of the data in there is public anyway so no big deal, but a few columns are private data like email, date of birth, phone numbers etc. These are specifically private and not viewable publicly. This is enforced but not having a view that shows any of that stuff to the general public.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags rails,scaffold_resource  |  4 comments