Scientific Linux Security Update : git on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102640


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that the script shipped with git failed to correctly handle branch names containing special characters. A specially crafted git repository could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands if a user working with the repository configured their shell to include repository information in the prompt.

- A flaw was found in the way git-shell handled command-line options for the restricted set of git-shell commands. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to bypass git-shell restrictions, to view and manipulate files, by abusing the instance of the less command launched using crafted command-line options.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102640

File Name: sl_20170801_git_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2017/08/22

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9938, CVE-2017-8386