GLSA-201709-10 : Git: Command injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103278


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-10 (Git: Command injection)

Specially crafted ‘ssh://...’ URLs may allow the owner of the repository to execute arbitrary commands on client’s machine if those commands are already installed on the client’s system. This is especially dangerous when the third-party repository has one or more submodules with specially crafted ‘ssh://...’ URLs. Each time the repository is recursively cloned or submodules are updated the payload will be triggered.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to clone a specially crafted repository, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
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-2.13.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103278

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-10.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/18

Updated: 2019/04/10

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:gentoo:linux:git, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/17

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000117

GLSA: 201709-10