FreeBSD : git -- denial of service vulnerability (d9b01c08-59b3-11de-828e-00e0815b8da8)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

SecurityFocus reports :

Git is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability because it fails to
properly handle some client requests.

Attackers can exploit this issue to cause a daemon process to enter an
infinite loop. Repeated exploits may consume excessive system
resources, resulting in a denial of service condition.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?363a2201
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/120724
http://www.nessus.org/u?f23a78f8

Solution :

Update the affected package.

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: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39408 (freebsd_pkg_d9b01c0859b311de828e00e0815b8da8.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35338

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2108

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