GLSA-200907-05 : git: git-daemon Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-05
(git: git-daemon Denial of Service)

Shawn O. Pearce reported that git-daemon runs into an infinite loop
when handling requests that contain unrecognized arguments.

Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted
request to git-daemon, possibly leading to a Denial of Service (CPU
consumption).

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200907-05.xml

Solution :

All git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/git-1.6.3.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39776 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35338

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2108