#VU11541 Poison null byte


Published: 2018-04-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU11541

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-8779

CWE-ID: CWE-626

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Ruby
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: Ruby

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to write arbitrary files on the target system.

The weakness exists in the UNIXServer.open and UNIXSocket.open methods due to improper checking of null characters. A remote attacker can accept the socket file in the unintentional path.

Mitigation
Update to versions 2.2.10, 2.3.7, 2.4.4 or 2.5.1.

Vulnerable software versions

Ruby: 2.2.0 - 2.6.0-preview1


CPE

External links
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/03/28/poisoned-nul-byte-unixsocket-cve-2018-8779/


Q & A

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