Vulnerability identifier: #VU11615
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to modify file locations on the target system.
The weakness exists due to the improper handling of pathnames when the affected software installs new components. A remote attacker can persuade the victim into install a malicious RubyGems gem and use directory traversal techniques to write to arbitrary file locations.
Update to version 2.7.6.
Vulnerable software versions
RubyGems: 2.5.0 - 2.7.5
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?