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CVE-2007-5379 Detail

Current Description

Rails before 1.2.4, as used for Ruby on Rails, allows remote attackers and ActiveResource servers to determine the existence of arbitrary files and read arbitrary XML files via the Hash.from_xml (Hash#from_xml) method, which uses XmlSimple (XML::Simple) unsafely, as demonstrated by reading passwords from the Pidgin (Gaim) .purple/accounts.xml file.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195315
http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/8453
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Dec/msg00002.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-17.xml
http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2007/10/5/rails-1-2-4-maintenance-release
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26096 Patch
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-352A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3508
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4238

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:david_hansson:ruby_on_rails:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
1.2.3


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5379
NVD Published Date:
10/19/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2012