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

high Nessus Plugin ID 49676


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VPR Score: 6.7


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


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 ).


Upgrade the git-core packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version

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.

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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