RHEL 6 : git (RHSA-2013:0589)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65006
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated git packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system.

It was discovered that Git's git-imap-send command, a tool to send a collection of patches from standard input (stdin) to an IMAP folder, did not properly perform SSL X.509 v3 certificate validation on the IMAP server's certificate, as it did not ensure that the server's hostname matched the one provided in the CN field of the server's certificate. A rogue server could use this flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2013-0308)

All git users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:0589

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0308

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65006

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0589.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-Git, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0308

BID: 58148

RHSA: 2013:0589