Debian DSA-4242-1 : ruby-sprockets - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110968


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Orange Tsai discovered a path traversal flaw in ruby-sprockets, a Rack-based asset packaging system. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to read arbitrary files outside an application's root directory via specially crafted requests, when the Sprockets server is used in production.


Upgrade the ruby-sprockets packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.0-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110968

File Name: debian_DSA-4242.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/10

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-sprockets, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3760

DSA: 4242