Security Bulletin: Open Source Sprockets Sprockets Vulnerability (CVE-2014-7819)

Abstract:  Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in server.rb in Sprockets before 2.0.5, 2.1.x before 2.1.4, 2.2.x before 2.2.3, 2.3.x before 2.3.3, 2.4.x before 2.4.6, 2.5.x before 2.5.1, 2.6.x and 2.7.x before 2.7.1, 2.8.x before 2.8.3, 2.9.x before 2.9.4, 2.10.x before 2.10.2, 2.11.x before 2.11.3, 2.12.x before 2.12.3, and 3.x before 3.0.0.beta.3, as distributed with Ruby on Rails 3.x and 4.x, allow remote attackers to determine the existence of files outside the application root via a ../ (dot dot slash) sequence with (1) double slashes or (2) URL encoding.



CVEID: CVE-2014-7819


Sprockets could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.  By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain file existence information.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0

CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)



IBM Aspera Shares 1.8.1 and earlier


Upgrade the affected product to IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.1 which was released on February 24, 2015.  This application has been released with Sprockets 2.2.3.

Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):



IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


19 March 2015:  Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

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