Debian DSA-4311-1 : git - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117957

Synopsis

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

Description

joernchen of Phenoelit discovered that git, a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system, is prone to an arbitrary code execution vulnerability via a specially crafted .gitmodules file in a project cloned with --recurse-submodules.

Solution

Upgrade the git packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.11.0-3+deb9u4.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/git

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/git

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4311

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117957

File Name: debian_DSA-4311.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/09

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/05

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Malicious Git HTTP Server For CVE-2018-17456)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456

DSA: 4311