Scientific Linux Security Update : git on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130304)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65018

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VPR Score: 2.5


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


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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65018

File Name: sl_20130304_git_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/05

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perl-Git, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0308