FreeBSD : git -- denial of service vulnerability (d9b01c08-59b3-11de-828e-00e0815b8da8)

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description

SecurityFocus reports :

Git is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability because it fails to properly handle some client requests.

Attackers can exploit this issue to cause a daemon process to enter an infinite loop. Repeated exploits may consume excessive system resources, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Solution

Update the affected package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?363a2201

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/120724

http://www.nessus.org/u?4a3105c0

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39408

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d9b01c0859b311de828e00e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 6/16/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/15/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/4/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2108

BID: 35338

CWE: 399