Fedora 36 : rust-bat / rust-cargo-c / rust-exa / rust-git-delta / rust-gitui / rust-pore / rust-pretty-git-prompt / rust-rd-agent / rust-rd-hashd / rust-resctl-bench / rust-resctl-demo / rust-silver / rust-tokei (2023-3ec32f6d4e)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170873



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


The remote Fedora 36 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-3ec32f6d4e 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)

- Git is a distributed revision control system. Git prior to versions 2.37.1, 2.36.2, 2.35.4, 2.34.4, 2.33.4, 2.32.3, 2.31.4, and 2.30.5, is vulnerable to privilege escalation in all platforms. An unsuspecting user could still be affected by the issue reported in CVE-2022-24765, for example when navigating as root into a shared tmp directory that is owned by them, but where an attacker could create a git repository. Versions 2.37.1, 2.36.2, 2.35.4, 2.34.4, 2.33.4, 2.32.3, 2.31.4, and 2.30.5 contain a patch for this issue. The simplest way to avoid being affected by the exploit described in the example is to avoid running git as root (or an Administrator in Windows), and if needed to reduce its use to a minimum. While a generic workaround is not possible, a system could be hardened from the exploit described in the example by removing any such repository if it exists already and creating one as root to block any future attacks. (CVE-2022-29187)

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: 170873

File Name: fedora_2023-3ec32f6d4e.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2023

Updated: 9/5/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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-2022-29187


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: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:36, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-bat, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-cargo-c, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-exa, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-git-delta, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-gitui, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-pore, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-pretty-git-prompt, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-rd-agent, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-rd-hashd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-resctl-bench, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-resctl-demo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-silver, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rust-tokei

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-24765, CVE-2022-29187