Debian DLA-1477-1 : libgit2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112126


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2018-15501 A potential out-of-bounds read when processing a 'ng'
smart packet might lead to a Denial of Service.

CVE-2018-10887 A flaw has been discovered that may lead to an integer
overflow which in turn leads to an out of bound read, allowing to read
before the base object. This might be used to leak memory addresses or
cause a Denial of Service.

CVE-2018-10888 A flaw may lead to an out-of-bound read while reading a
binary delta file. This might result in a Denial of Service.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libgit2 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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112126

File Name: debian_DLA-1477.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/28

Modified: 2018/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgit2-21, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgit2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgit2-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10887, CVE-2018-10888, CVE-2018-15501