SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libgit2 (SUSE-SU-2018:4009-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 120182


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This update for libgit2 fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2018-17456: Submodule URLs and paths with a leading '-' are now ignored to avoid injecting options into library consumers that perform recursive clones (bsc#1110949).

Non-security issues fixed: Version update to version 0.26.8 (bsc#1114729).

Full changelog can be found at :



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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-2865=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120182

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4009-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2019/09/10

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: 9.1

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:novell:suse_linux:libgit2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgit2-26-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgit2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgit2-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/06

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456