GLSA-202104-01 : Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 149221

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202104-01 (Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

It was discovered that Git could be fooled into running remote code during a clone on case-insensitive file systems with support for symbolic links, if Git is configured globally to apply delay-capable clean/smudge filters (such as Git LFS).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to clone a specially crafted repository, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-2.26.3'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202104-01

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 149221

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202104-01.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 5/3/2021

Updated: 8/30/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:git, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Git LFS Clone Command Exec)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-21300

GLSA: 202104-01