Debian DLA-2182-1 : git security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 135939


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Carlo Arenas discovered a flaw in git, a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. With a crafted URL that contains a newline or empty host, or lacks a scheme, the credential helper machinery can be fooled into providing credential information that is not appropriate for the protocol in use and host being contacted.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u10.

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135939

File Name: debian_DLA-2182.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2020

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-11008


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-arch, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-core, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-daemon-run, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-daemon-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-man, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-mediawiki, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gitweb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11008