Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : git vulnerability (USN-3287-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100218


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Timo Schmid discovered that the Git restricted shell incorrectly filtered allowed commands. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to run an interactive pager and access sensitive information.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100218

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3287-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/16

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:git, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8386

OSVDB: 157331

USN: 3287-1