Upstream information

CVE-2017-16355 at MITRE


In agent/Core/SpawningKit/Spawner.h in Phusion Passenger 5.1.10 (fixed in Passenger Open Source 5.1.11 and Passenger Enterprise 5.1.10), if Passenger is running as root, it is possible to list the contents of arbitrary files on a system by symlinking a file named REVISION from the application root folder to a file of choice and querying passenger-status --show=xml.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 2.1 4
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity High High
Authentication Single None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Complete
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact None None
CVSS v3 Scores
Base Score 5.1
Vector AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1073255 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 12
  • ruby2.1-rubygem-passenger >= 5.0.18-12.5.1
  • rubygem-passenger >= 5.0.18-12.5.1
  • rubygem-passenger-apache2 >= 5.0.18-12.5.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Lifecycle Management Server 1.3 rubygem-passenger Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 12 rubygem-passenger Released
SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3 rubygem-passenger Not affected