Debian DLA-1120-1 : git security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 103607

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


joernchen discovered that the git-cvsserver subcommand of Git, a distributed version control system, suffers from a shell command injection vulnerability due to unsafe use of the Perl backtick operator. The git-cvsserver subcommand is reachable from the git-shell subcommand even if CVS support has not been configured (however, the git-cvs package needs to be installed).

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103607

File Name: debian_DLA-1120.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/03

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14867