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CVE-2008-1891 Detail

Current Description

Directory traversal vulnerability in WEBrick in Ruby 1.8.4 and earlier, 1.8.5 before 1.8.5-p231, 1.8.6 before 1.8.6-p230, 1.8.7 before 1.8.7-p22, and 1.9.0 before 1.9.0-2, when using NTFS or FAT filesystems, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary CGI files via a trailing (1) + (plus), (2) %2b (encoded plus), (3) . (dot), (4) %2e (encoded dot), or (5) %20 (encoded space) character in the URI, possibly related to the WEBrick::HTTPServlet::FileHandler and WEBrick::HTTPServer.new functionality and the :DocumentRoot option.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/18/2008
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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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/10/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1891 The risks associated with fixing this flaw outweigh the benefits of the fix. Red Hat does not plan to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/webrickcgi-adv.txt
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:140
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:141
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/06/20/arbitrary-code-execution-vulnerabilities/
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1245/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41824
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg00937.html

Technical Details

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1891
NVD Published Date:
04/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017