Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : git vulnerabilities (USN-3829-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119256

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled layers of tree objects.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-15298)

It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10.
(CVE-2018-19486).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected git package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3829-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119256

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3829-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/28

Modified: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:git, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15298, CVE-2018-19486

USN: 3829-1