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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39776


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39776

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2009/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2108

BID: 35338

OSVDB: 55034

GLSA: 200907-05

CWE: 399