OpenSUSE Linux update for rubygem-actionpack-3



Published: 2016-03-19
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2016-2097
CVE-2016-2098
CWE-ID CWE-22
CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
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Vendor Rails

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU8569

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2097

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to read arbitrary files on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Action View. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request, containing directory traversal sequences (e.g. "../") and view contents of arbitrary file on vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to incomplete fix of SB2016021701.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Ruby on Rails: 3.2.0 - 4.2.5 rc2


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00080.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Code injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU8567

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2098

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in "render()" function. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the vulnerable application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Ruby on Rails: 3.2.0 - 4.2.5 rc2


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00080.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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