[USN-4571-1] rack-cors vulnerability

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Oct 5 18:29:58 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4571-1
October 05, 2020

ruby-rack-cors vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


rack-cors would allow unintended access to files over the network.

Software Description:
- ruby-rack-cors: provides support for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for
Rack compatible web applications


It was discovered that rack-cors did not properly handle relative file
paths. An attacker could use this vulnerability to access arbitrary files.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  ruby-rack-cors                  0.4.0-1+deb9u2build0.16.04.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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