GLSA-201401-06 : Git: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 71906

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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-06 (Git: Privilege escalation)

Git contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory function in setup.c.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted git repository.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-1.7.2.2' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201401-06

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71906

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-06.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/12

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:git, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2542

BID: 41891

GLSA: 201401-06