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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS0yNnFqLWNyMjctcjVjNM4AArmq

Octopoller gem published with world-writable files


Version 0.2.0 of the octopoller gem was published containing world-writeable files. Specifically, the gem was packed with files having their permissions set to -rw-rw-rw- (i.e. 0666) instead of rw-r--r-- (i.e. 0644).

This means everyone who is not the owner (Group and Public) with access to the instance where this release had been installed could modify the world-writable files from this gem.

Malicious code already present and running on your machine, separate from this package, could modify the gem’s files and change its behavior during runtime.



Users can use the previous version of the gem v0.1.0. Alternatively, users can modify the file permissions manually until they are able to upgrade to the latest version.

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Low
Classification: General
Published: almost 2 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

CVSS Score: 2.5
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Identifiers: GHSA-26qj-cr27-r5c4, CVE-2022-31071
References: Repository:
Blast Radius: 3.7

Affected Packages

Dependent packages: 1
Dependent repositories: 30
Downloads: 239,262 total
Affected Version Ranges: = 0.2.0
Fixed in: 0.3.0
All affected versions: 0.2.0
All unaffected versions: 0.1.0, 0.3.0, 0.3.1