GLSA-200907-05 : git: git-daemon Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 39776
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The 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.
Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted request to git-daemon, possibly leading to a Denial of Service (CPU consumption).
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/git-1.6.3.3'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200907-05

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39776

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-05.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2009

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: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:git, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2108

BID: 35338

GLSA: 200907-05

CWE: 399