Oracle Linux 6 : git (ELSA-2013-0589)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68770


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0589 :

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.


Update the affected git packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68770

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0589.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-git, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:emacs-git-el, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-all, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-cvs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-daemon, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-email, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-gui, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:git-svn, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gitk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gitweb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-Git, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0308

BID: 45439, 58148

OSVDB: 90610

RHSA: 2013:0589