Fedora 9 : git-1.5.6.6-1.fc9 (2008-11650)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a local privilege escalation bug in gitweb. For
details:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/103624
Additionally, gitk has been added as a requirement of git-gui (bug
476308) and perl(Net::SMTP::SSL) has been added as a requirement of
git-send-email (bug 443615).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/103624
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477523
http://www.nessus.org/u?09ddd373

Solution :

Update the affected git package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35255 (fedora_2008-11650.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5916

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