Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : git (MDVSA-2010:194)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49741


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in git :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory function in setup.c in Git before allows local users to gain privileges via a long gitdir: field in a .git file in a working copy (CVE-2010-2542).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49741

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-194.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2014/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-arch, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-core, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-core-oldies, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-prompt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gitview, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64git-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgit-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Git, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-git, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2542

BID: 41891

MDVSA: 2010:194