Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Brian Neel, Joern Schneeweisz, and Jeff King discovered that Git did
not properly handle host names in 'ssh://' URLs. A remote attacker
could use this to construct a git repository that when accessed could
run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected git package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true