Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : git vulnerability (USN-2470-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80517


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Matt Mackall and Augie Fackler discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain filesystem paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code if the Git tree is stored in an HFS+ or NTFS filesystem. The remote attacker would need write access to a Git repository that the victim pulls from.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected git package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80517

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2470-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/14

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:git, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/13

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

USN: 2470-1