Directory traversal vulnerability in actionpack/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/static.rb in Action Pack in Ruby on Rails 3.x before 3.2.21, 4.0.x before 4.0.12, 4.1.x before 4.1.8, and 4.2.x before 4.2.0.beta4, when serve_static_assets is enabled, allows remote attackers to determine the existence of files outside the application root via vectors involving a \ (backslash) character, a similar issue to CVE-2014-7818.
Published 2014-11-18 23:59:03
Updated 2019-08-08 15:43:52
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Threat overview for CVE-2014-7829

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2014-7829
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2014-7829 195
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-7829

0.53%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 76 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-7829

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2014-7829

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-7829

Products affected by CVE-2014-7829

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