Debian DSA-2114-1 : git-core - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 49676

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

The Debian stable point release 5.0.6 included updated packages of the Git revision control system in order to fix a security issue.
Unfortunately, the update introduced a regression which could make it impossible to clone or create Git repositories. This upgrade fixes this regression, which is tracked as Debian bug #595728.

The original security issue allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary code if he could trick a local user to execute a git command in a crafted working directory (CVE-2010-2542 ).

Solution

Upgrade the git-core packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.6.5-3+lenny3.2.

The packages for the hppa architecture are not included in this advisory. However, the hppa architecture is not known to be affected by the regression.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=595728

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=590026

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=595728

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2010-2542

https://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2114

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49676

File Name: debian_DSA-2114.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:git-core, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2542

BID: 41891

DSA: 2114