GLSA-200907-05 : git: git-daemon Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39776
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-05 (git: git-daemon Denial of Service)
Shawn O. Pearce reported that git-daemon runs into an infinite loop when handling requests that contain unrecognized arguments.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted request to git-daemon, possibly leading to a Denial of Service (CPU consumption).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/git-126.96.36.199'