CVE-2019-16255 log

Severity Medium
Remote Yes
Type Arbitrary code execution
It has been discovered that Ruby before 2.4.8, 2.5.7 and 2.6.5 is vulnerable to code injection. Shell#[] and its alias Shell#test defined in lib/shell.rb allow code injection if the first argument (aka the “command” argument) is untrusted data. An attacker can exploit this to call an arbitrary Ruby method.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-1040 ruby2.5 2.5.6-1 2.5.7-1 Medium Fixed FS#63977
AVG-1039 ruby 2.6.4-1 2.6.5-1 Medium Fixed FS#63977
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Type
02 Oct 2019 ASA-201910-5 AVG-1040 ruby2.5 Medium multiple issues
02 Oct 2019 ASA-201910-2 AVG-1039 ruby Medium multiple issues
Note that passing untrusted data to methods of Shell is dangerous in general. Users must never do it. However, we treat this particular case as a vulnerability because the purpose of Shell#[] and Shell#[] is considered file testing.