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/git

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

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117957

File Name: debian_DSA-4311.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/09

Modified: 2018/10/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456

DSA: 4311