Public Date:
985633: CVE-2013-4136 rubygem-passenger: insecure temporary directory usage due to reuse of existing server instance directories

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ext/common/ServerInstanceDir.h in Phusion Passenger gem before 4.0.6 for Ruby allows local users to gain privileges or possibly change the ownership of arbitrary directories via a symlink attack on a directory with a predictable name in /tmp/.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4136 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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