GLSA-201801-20 : Fossil: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106429


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-20 (Fossil: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Fossil does not properly validate SSH sync protocol URLs.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted URL, could possibly execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Fossil users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/fossil-2.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106429

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/29

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:fossil, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/27

Reference Information

GLSA: 201801-20