Fedora 9 : git-1.5.6.6-1.fc9 (2008-11650)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35255
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This update fixes a local privilege escalation bug in gitweb. For details:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/103624 Additionally, gitk has been added as a requirement of git-gui (bug 476308) and perl(Net::SMTP::SSL) has been added as a requirement of git-send-email (bug 443615).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected git package.

See Also

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/103624

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477523

http://www.nessus.org/u?09ddd373

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35255

File Name: fedora_2008-11650.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:git, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5916

FEDORA: 2008-11650

CWE: 264