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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1145

Original release date: 03/04/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Directory traversal vulnerability in WEBrick in Ruby 1.8 before 1.8.5-p115 and 1.8.6-p114, and 1.9 through 1.9.0-1, when running on systems that support backslash (\) path separators or case-insensitive file names, allows remote attackers to access arbitrary files via (1) "..%5c" (encoded backslash) sequences or (2) filenames that match patterns in the :NondisclosureName option.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/04/2008)
This issue was addressed in affected versions of Ruby as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0897.html

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External Source: XF
Name: ruby-webrick-directory-traversal(41010)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0897
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2458
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29536
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:017
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:142
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1981
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29232
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32371
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10937
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5215
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30802
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31687
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019562
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29357
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0123
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:141
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-06-30
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080306 [DSECRG-08-018] Ruby 1.8.6 (Webrick Httpd 1.3.1) Directory traversal file Download Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0123
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#404515
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0787
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080306 Re: [DSECRG-08-018] Ruby 1.8.6 (Webrick Httpd 1.3.1) Directory traversal file Download Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2338
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080325 rPSA-2008-0123-1 ruby
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/03/03/webrick-file-access-vulnerability/
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 28123
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2443

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10937
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:webrick:webrick:1.8 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:webrick:webrick:1.8_p114 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:webrick:webrick:1.8_p115 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:webrick:webrick:1.9 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:webrick:webrick:1.9_1 and previous versions

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