Phusion Passenger up to 4.0.4 config

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A vulnerability was found in Phusion Passenger. It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a config vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-16. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

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.

The weakness was presented 01/03/2014 by Michael Scherer with Red Hat (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-2119 since 02/19/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592.004 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67380 (Fedora 18 : rubygem-passenger-3.0.21-1.fc18 (2013-9789)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 3.0.18 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (84623) and Tenable (67380).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

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Class: Config
ATT&CK: T1592.004

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 67380
Nessus Name: Fedora 18 : rubygem-passenger-3.0.21-1.fc18 (2013-9789)
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OpenVAS ID: 866376
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for rubygem-passenger FEDORA-2013-13234
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Passenger 3.0.18


02/19/2013 🔍
05/29/2013 +99 days 🔍
05/29/2013 +0 days 🔍
07/11/2013 +43 days 🔍
07/12/2013 +1 days 🔍
01/03/2014 +175 days 🔍
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03/24/2015 +445 days 🔍
01/18/2022 +2492 days 🔍


Advisory: RHSA-2013:1136
Researcher: Michael Scherer
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-2119 (🔍)
X-Force: 84623
Vulnerability Center: 40446 - Phusion Passenger Insecure Temporary Files Creation Vulnerability Allows Local DoS \\ Code Execution, Medium
SecurityFocus: 60240 - Ruby Phusion Passenger Gem CVE-2013-2119 Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/18/2022 04:58 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (65), 05/05/2017 08:59 AM (6), 01/18/2022 04:51 PM (3), 01/18/2022 04:58 PM (1)
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