Debian DSA-4263-1 : cgit - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111536


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jann Horn discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in cgit, a fast web frontend for git repositories written in C. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to retrieve arbitrary files via a specially crafted request, when 'enable-http-clone=1' (default) is not turned off.


Upgrade the cgit packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1+git2.10.2-3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111536

File Name: debian_DSA-4263.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/06

Modified: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cgit, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14912

DSA: 4263