SUSE SLES12 Security Update : git (SUSE-SU-2018:4088-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 129578

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for git fixes the following issue :

CVE-2018-17456: Git allowed remote code execution during processing of a recursive 'git clone' of a superproject if a .gitmodules file has a URL field beginning with a '-' character. (boo#1110949).

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.

Solution

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2019-1073=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-1073=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1110949

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-17456/

http://www.nessus.org/u?69a15c88

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129578

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4088-3.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/10/04

Updated: 2019/10/08

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:git-core, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:git-core-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:git-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2019/10/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/06

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17456