Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4415-1 passenger -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Mar 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 884463.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16355.
More information:

An arbitrary file read vulnerability was discovered in passenger, a web application server. A local user allowed to deploy an application to passenger, can take advantage of this flaw by creating a symlink from the REVISION file to an arbitrary file on the system and have its content displayed through passenger-status.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.30-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your passenger packages.

For the detailed security status of passenger please refer to its security tracker page at: