FreeBSD : git -- Multiple vulnerabilities (2523bc76-4f01-11ed-929b-002590f2a714)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166212



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the 2523bc76-4f01-11ed-929b-002590f2a714 advisory.

- When relying on the `--local` clone optimization, Git dereferences symbolic links in the source repository before creating hardlinks (or copies) of the dereferenced link in the destination repository. This can lead to surprising behavior where arbitrary files are present in a repository's `$GIT_DIR` when cloning from a malicious repository. Git will no longer dereference symbolic links via the `--local` clone mechanism, and will instead refuse to clone repositories that have symbolic links present in the `$GIT_DIR/objects` directory. Additionally, the value of `protocol.file.allow` is changed to be user by default. An overly-long command string given to `git shell` can result in overflow in `split_cmdline()`, leading to arbitrary heap writes and remote code execution when `git shell` is exposed and the directory `$HOME/git-shell-commands` exists. `git shell` is taught to refuse interactive commands that are longer than 4MiB in size.
`split_cmdline()` is hardened to reject inputs larger than 2GiB. (CVE-2022-39253, CVE-2022-39260)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166212

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2523bc764f0111ed929b002590f2a714.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/18/2022

Updated: 11/29/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-39260


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:git, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:git-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:git-tiny, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-39253, CVE-2022-39260