FreeBSD : git -- Arbitrary command execution on case-insensitive filesystems (1d567278-87a5-11e4-879c-000c292ee6b8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80148


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Git Project reports :

When using a case-insensitive filesystem an attacker can craft a malicious Git tree that will cause Git to overwrite its own .git/config file when cloning or checking out a repository, leading to arbitrary command execution in the client machine. If you are a hosting service whose users may fetch from your service to Windows or Mac OS X machines, you are strongly encouraged to update to protect such users who use existing versions of Git.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80148

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1d56727887a511e4879c000c292ee6b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/22

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:git, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Malicious Git and Mercurial HTTP Server For CVE-2014-9390)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9390