Scientific Linux Security Update : git on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90143


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An integer truncation flaw and an integer overflow flaw, both leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, were found in the way Git processed certain path information. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted Git repository that would cause a Git client or server to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90143

File Name: sl_20160323_git_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/24

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324