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CVE-2017-16355 Detail

Current Description

In agent/Core/SpawningKit/Spawner.h in Phusion Passenger 5.1.10 (fixed in Passenger Open Source 5.1.11 and Passenger Enterprise 5.1.10), if Passenger is running as root, it is possible to list the contents of arbitrary files on a system by symlinking a file named REVISION from the application root folder to a file of choice and querying passenger-status --show=xml.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/14/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.6


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.phusion.nl/2017/10/13/passenger-security-advisory-5-1-11/ Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/phusion/passenger/commit/4043718264095cde6623c2cbe8c644541036d7bf Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:phusionpassenger:phusion_passenger:5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16355
NVD Published Date:
12/14/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/12/2018