CVE-2019-5477

Published 13 days ago
Category: Command Injection
Source: GitHub
Severity: Critical

Vulnerability in nokogiri

A command injection vulnerability in Nokogiri v1.10.3 and earlier allows commands to be executed in a subprocess by Ruby’s Kernel.open method. Processes are vulnerable only if the undocumented method Nokogiri::CSS::Tokenizer#load_file is being passed untrusted user input.

This vulnerability appears in code generated by the Rexical gem versions v1.0.6 and earlier. Rexical is used by Nokogiri to generate lexical scanner code for parsing CSS queries. The underlying vulnerability was addressed in Rexical v1.0.7 and Nokogiri upgraded to this version of Rexical in Nokogiri v1.10.4.

Upgrade to Nokogiri v1.10.4, or avoid calling the undocumented method Nokogiri::CSS::Tokenizer#load_file with untrusted user input.

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Patched Versions

>= 1.0.7

Unaffected Versions

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