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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


The gollum-grit_adapter Ruby gem dependency in gollum before 3.1.1 and the gollum-lib gem dependency in gollum-lib before 4.0.1 when the string "master" is in any of the wiki documents, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via the -O or --open-files-in-pager flags.

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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.

Advisory Timeline

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