Public Date:
892813: CVE-2013-2119 rubygem-passenger: incorrect temporary file usage

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Phusion Passenger gem before 3.0.21 and 4.0.x before 4.0.5 for Ruby allows local users to cause a denial of service (prevent application start) or gain privileges by pre-creating a temporary "config" file in a directory with a predictable name in /tmp/ before it is used by the gem.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2119 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHOSE Client 1.2 RHSA-2013:1136 2013-08-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1 rubygem-passenger Affected
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1 ruby193-rubygem-passenger Affected


This issue was discovered by Michael Scherer of the Red Hat Regional IT team.


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