Amazon Linux AMI : git (ALAS-2022-1589)

high Nessus Plugin ID 162009

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of git installed on the remote host is prior to 2.36.1-1.75. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2022-1589 advisory.

- Git for Windows is a fork of Git containing Windows-specific patches. This vulnerability affects users working on multi-user machines, where untrusted parties have write access to the same hard disk. Those untrusted parties could create the folder `C:\.git`, which would be picked up by Git operations run supposedly outside a repository while searching for a Git directory. Git would then respect any config in said Git directory. Git Bash users who set `GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE` are vulnerable as well. Users who installed posh-gitare vulnerable simply by starting a PowerShell. Users of IDEs such as Visual Studio are vulnerable: simply creating a new project would already read and respect the config specified in `C:\.git\config`. Users of the Microsoft fork of Git are vulnerable simply by starting a Git Bash. The problem has been patched in Git for Windows v2.35.2. Users unable to upgrade may create the folder `.git` on all drives where Git commands are run, and remove read/write access from those folders as a workaround.
Alternatively, define or extend `GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES` to cover the _parent_ directory of the user profile, e.g. `C:\Users` if the user profile is located in `C:\Users\my-user-name`. (CVE-2022-24765)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update git' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2022-1589.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-24765.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 162009

File Name: ala_ALAS-2022-1589.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2022

Updated: 10/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-24765

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:amazon:linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-bzr, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-core-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-hg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-instaweb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-p4, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-subtree, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perl-git, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perl-git-svn, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-24765