Debian DLA-1419-1 : ruby-sprockets security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111046

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a discovered a path traversal flaw in ruby-sprockets, a Rack-based asset packaging system. A remote attacker could take advantage of this flaw to read arbitrary files outside an application's root directory via 'file://' requests.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in ruby-sprockets version 2.12.3-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-sprockets packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected ruby-sprockets package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00010.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/ruby-sprockets

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111046

File Name: debian_DLA-1419.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/13

Modified: 2018/07/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ruby-sprockets, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/12