RHEL 7 : git (RHSA-2018:3408)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118555


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for git is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Git is a distributed revision control system with a decentralized
architecture. As opposed to centralized version control systems with a
client-server model, Git ensures that each working copy of a Git
repository is an exact copy with complete revision history. This not
only allows the user to work on and contribute to projects without the
need to have permission to push the changes to their official
repositories, but also makes it possible for the user to work with no
network connection.

Security Fix(es) :

* git: arbitrary code execution via .gitmodules (CVE-2018-17456)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a
CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s)
listed in the References section.


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118555

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-3408.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-bzr, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-gnome-keyring, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-hg, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-instaweb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-p4, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-Git, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-Git-SVN, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456

RHSA: 2018:3408