Current Description

Phusion Passenger 4.0.37 allows local users to write to certain files and directories via a symlink attack on (1) or a (2) generation-* file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-1831.

Evaluator Description

CWE-61: UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following

Basic Data

PublishedFebruary 19, 2015
Last ModifiedFebruary 20, 2015
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding

Vulnerable Software List

Phusion Passenger *


[oss-security] 20140129 Re: CVE request: temporary file issue in Passenger rubygem
[oss-security] 20150130 Re: CVE request: temporary file issue in Passenger rubygem