Phusion Passenger Gem for Ruby Utils.cpp Temporary Directory Creation Symlink Local Privilege Escalation

Metadata

medium
4.4
passenger
CVE-2013-4136
osvdb.org
2013-06-10
2017-06-16 19:04
CVE-2013-4136 passenger
CVE-2013-4136 ruby-passenger
CVE-2013-4136
2017-04-01 19:10
2017-01-05 20:15

Description

Phusion Passenger Gem for Ruby contains a flaw as the program creates temporary directories insecurely. It is possible for a local attacker to use a symlink attack against the Utils.cpp file to allow the attacker to gain elevated privileges.

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Affected package information

Package Patched in Unaffected in
passenger >= 4.0.8 None