DescriptionPhusion Passenger 4.0.37 allows local users to write to certain files and directories via a symlink attack on (1) or a (2) generation-* file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-1831.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
passenger (PTS)buster, sid, stretch5.0.30-1fixed
ruby-passenger (PTS)jessie4.0.53-1fixed
jessie (security)4.0.53-1+deb8u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
passengersource(unstable)(not affected)
ruby-passengersourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - ruby-passenger <not-affected> (incomplete patch never applied)
- passenger <not-affected> (incomplete patch never applied)

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