Vulnerability identifier: #VU11647
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
The weakness exists in the install_location function of package.rb due to path traversal when writing to a symlinked basedir outside of the root. A remote attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information.
Update to version 2.7.6.
Vulnerable software versions
RubyGems: 2.2.0 - 2.5.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?