GLSA-201706-04 : Git: Security bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100647


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-04 (Git: Security bypass)

Timo Schmid discovered that the Git restricted shell incorrectly filtered allowed commands.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly bypass security restrictions and access sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-2.13.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100647

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/07

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:git, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8386

GLSA: 201706-04