Debian DSA-4311-1 : git - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117957


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


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.


Upgrade the git packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117957

File Name: debian_DSA-4311.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/09

Modified: 2019/01/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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