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Date: Wed,  6 May 2015 11:43:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: misc@...b.org
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Local privileges escalation in rubygem open-uri-cached

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> open-uri-cached, a rubygem that will cache downloaded data when using
> open-uri, is susceptible to a local attack

It appears that the critical issue you've identified is execution of
code found in an untrusted location under /tmp. Use CVE-2015-3649.

In most cases, this specific class of /tmp misuse issues is unrelated
to Symlink Following. However, when such an issue exists, it is
conceivable that a Symlink Following vulnerability also exists, could
be fixed independently, and would be of interest to an attacker who
has a goal of overwriting a file rather than directly executing code.
The MITRE CVE team has not done any original research to check for a
Symlink Following vulnerability. If a Symlink Following vulnerability
were to exist, it would not be within the scope of CVE-2015-3649.

Also, the message refers to "usage of YAML in a insecure way." We have
not done any original research to determine whether, in a scenario
where the "untrusted location under /tmp" were no longer used, a
YAML-related vulnerability would still be exploitable. If an
independent "YAML misuse" vulnerability were to exist, it would not be
within the scope of CVE-2015-3649.

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CVE assignment team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority
M/S M300
202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA
[ PGP key available through http://cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html ]
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