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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      Last Modified:  12/14/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16355
Original release date:
12/14/2017
Last revised:
01/12/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
5.3 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
1.6
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
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 Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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

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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