openSUSE Security Update : git-web (openSUSE-SU-2011:0705-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75851


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Users with commit access to repos served by git-web could cause cross site scripting (XSS) issues with XML files (CVE-2011-2186).

Due to a differently formatted /etc/mime.types openSUSE is not affected by default.

This update nevertheless turns on git-web's XSS protection mechanism to avoid similar problems in the future.

To turn XSS protection off again put the following line in /etc/gitweb.conf :

$prevent_xss = 0;


Update the affected git-web package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75851

File Name: suse_11_4_git-web-110622.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:git-web, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2186