openSUSE Security Update : libgit2 (openSUSE-2019-986)

High Nessus Plugin ID 123403


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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 :



This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected libgit2 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123403

File Name: openSUSE-2019-986.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/03/27

Updated: 2019/04/04

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:opensuse:libgit2-26, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgit2-26-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgit2-26-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgit2-26-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgit2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libgit2-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/06

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456