GitHub < 1.9.4 .git/config Command Execution (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has an application installed that is affected by a
remote command execution vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Mac OS X host has a version of GitHub prior to 194
installed. It is, therefore, affected by a remote command execution
vulnerability when processing git trees in a case-insensitive or
case-normalizing file system. A remote attacker, using a specially
crafted git tree, can overwrite a user's '.git/config' file when the
user clones or checks out a repository, allowing arbitrary command
execution.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ad68bb83
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1853266
http://www.nessus.org/u?afc47628

Solution :

Upgrade to version 1.9.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80220 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71732

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9390

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