Amazon Linux AMI : git (ALAS-2017-910)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103823


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


The 'git' subcommand 'cvsserver' is a Perl script which makes excessive use of the backtick operator to invoke 'git'. Unfortunately user input is used within some of those invocations. It should be noted, that 'git-cvsserver' will be invoked by 'git-shell' by default without further configuration.


Run 'yum update git' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103823

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-910.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/13

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-bzr, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-hg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-p4, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perl-Git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perl-Git-SVN, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/12

Reference Information

ALAS: 2017-910