Fedora 37 : git (2023-2c851f43ba)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186017



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


The remote Fedora 37 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-2c851f43ba advisory.

- Git is a revision control system. Prior to versions 2.30.9, 2.31.8, 2.32.7, 2.33.8, 2.34.8, 2.35.8, 2.36.6, 2.37.7, 2.38.5, 2.39.3, and 2.40.1, by feeding specially crafted input to `git apply --reject`, a path outside the working tree can be overwritten with partially controlled contents (corresponding to the rejected hunk(s) from the given patch). A fix is available in versions 2.30.9, 2.31.8, 2.32.7, 2.33.8, 2.34.8, 2.35.8, 2.36.6, 2.37.7, 2.38.5, 2.39.3, and 2.40.1. As a workaround, avoid using `git apply` with `--reject` when applying patches from an untrusted source. Use `git apply --stat` to inspect a patch before applying; avoid applying one that create a conflict where a link corresponding to the `*.rej` file exists. (CVE-2023-25652)

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


Update the affected git package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186017

File Name: fedora_2023-2c851f43ba.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/20/2023

Updated: 11/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-25652


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:N/I:H/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:git, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:37

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25652