Debian DLA-1068-1 : git security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102788


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Joern Schneeweisz discovered that git, a distributed revision control system, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs.
This allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command, for instance via git submodules.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102788

File Name: debian_DLA-1068.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/28

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-arch, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-core, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-daemon-run, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-daemon-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-man, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gitweb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/27

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000117