In Rails 4.2 HTML sanitization has been rewritten using a more secure library.
This gem includes the old behavior shipping with Rails 4.2 and before. It is strictly provided to ease migration.
To downgrade add
gem 'rails-deprecated_sanitizer' to your Gemfile.
See the Rails 4.2 upgrade guide for more information.
You can read more about the new sanitization implementation here: rails-html-sanitizer.
Reporting XSS Security Issues
The code provided here deals with XSS attacks and is therefore a security concern. So if you find a security issue please follow the regular security reporting guidelines.