Arbitrary Code Injection Affecting rack package, versions < >=2.1.0, < >=2.2.0, <

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  • published

    28 May 2022

  • disclosed

    28 May 2022

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How to fix?

Upgrade rack to version,, or higher.


rack is a minimal, modular and adaptable interface for developing web applications in Ruby. By wrapping HTTP requests and responses in the simplest way possible, it unifies and distills the API for web servers, web frameworks, and software in between (the so-called middleware) into a single method call.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Injection. There is a possible shell-escape sequence injection vulnerability in Rack's Lint and CommonLogger components. Carefully crafted requests can cause shell escape sequences to be written to the terminal via Rack's Lint middleware and CommonLogger middleware. These escape sequences can be leveraged to possibly execute commands in the victim's terminal.


Impacted applications will have either of these middleware installed, and vulnerable apps may have something like this:use Rack::Lint or use Rack::CommonLogger.