#VU11615 Path traversal


Published: 2018-04-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU11615

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1000079

CWE-ID: CWE-22

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
RubyGems
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Ruby

Description
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.

Mitigation
Update to version 2.7.6.

Vulnerable software versions

RubyGems: 2.5.0 - 2.7.5


CPE

External links
http://blog.rubygems.org/2018/02/15/2.7.6-released.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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