Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1399-1] ruby-passenger security update)

Published: 2018-07-09 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
ruby-passenger on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.53-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-passenger Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Two flaws were discovered in ruby-passenger for Ruby Rails and Rack support that allowed attackers to spoof HTTP headers or exploit a race condition which made privilege escalation under certain conditions possible. CVE-2015-7519 Remote attackers could spoof headers passed to applications by using an underscore character instead of a dash character in an HTTP header as demonstrated by an X_User header. CVE-2018-12029 A vulnerability was discovered by the Pulse Security team. It was exploitable only when running a non-standard passenger_instance_Windows Registry_dir, via a race condition where after a file was created, there was a window in which it could be replaced with a symlink before it was chowned via the path and not the file descriptor. If the symlink target was to a file which would be executed by root such as root's crontab file, then privilege escalation was possible. This is now mitigated by using fchown().

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7519
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-12029

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/06/msg00007.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.4
Published
2018-07-09
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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