Scientific Linux Security Update : git on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102576


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- A shell command injection flaw related to the handling of 'ssh' URLs has been discovered in Git. An attacker could use this flaw to execute shell commands with the privileges of the user running the Git client, for example, when performing a 'clone' action on a malicious repository or a legitimate repository containing a malicious commit. (CVE-2017-1000117)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102576

File Name: sl_20170817_git_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/17

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Malicious Git HTTP Server For CVE-2017-1000117)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000117