openSUSE Security Update : git-annex (openSUSE-2017-986)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102848


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for git-annex fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2017-12976: Disallow hostname starting with a dash, which would get passed to ssh and be treated an option.
This could be used by an attacker who provides a crafted repository url to cause the victim to execute arbitrary code via -oProxyCommand. (boo#1054653).


Update the affected git-annex packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102848

File Name: openSUSE-2017-986.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/31

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:git-annex, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:git-annex-bash-completion, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12976