Oracle Linux 7 : git (ELSA-2017-2484)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2484 :

An update for git is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Git is a distributed revision control system with a decentralized
architecture. As opposed to centralized version control systems with a
client-server model, Git ensures that each working copy of a Git
repository is an exact copy with complete revision history. This not
only allows the user to work on and contribute to projects without the
need to have permission to push the changes to their official
repositories, but also makes it possible for the user to work with no
network connection.

Security Fix(es) :

* A shell command injection flaw related to the handling of 'ssh' URLs
has been discovered in Git. An attacker could use this flaw to execute
shell commands with the privileges of the user running the Git client,
for example, when performing a 'clone' action on a malicious
repository or a legitimate repository containing a malicious commit.
(CVE-2017-1000117)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007133.html

Solution :

Update the affected git packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102534 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000117

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