GitHub for Windows < 2.6.5 .git/config Command Execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80202


The remote Windows host has an application installed that is affected by a command execution vulnerability.


The version of GitHub for Windows installed on the remote host is prior to 2.6.5. It is, therefore, affected by a command execution vulnerability when processing specially crafted git trees in a case-insensitive or case-normalizing file system. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted git tree, can overwrite a user's '.git/config' file when the user clones or checks out a repository, allowing arbitrary command execution.


Upgrade to GitHub for Windows 2.6.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80202

File Name: github_win_rce.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/12/22

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 80201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:github:github, cpe:/a:git:git

Required KB Items: installed_sw/GitHub for Windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/18

Exploitable With

Core Impact

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9390

BID: 71732

OSVDB: 116041