I have found that Rails will take an invalid session ID specified by the
client and materialize a session based on that session ID. This means
that it is possible, among other things, for a client to use an
arbitrarily weak session ID or for a client to resurrect a previous used
session ID. In other words, we cannot guarantee that all session IDs are
generated by the server and that they are (statistically) unique through
The fix is to always generate a new session ID in #get_session if an
existing session cannot be found under the incoming session ID.
Also added new tests that make sure that an invalid session ID is never
materialized into a new session, regardless of whether it comes in via a
cookie or a URL parameter (when :cookie_only => false).