CentOS: Security Advisory for emacs-git (CESA-2020:0316)

Published: 2020-02-04 04:00:25
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'emacs-git' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the CESA-2020:0316 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Git is a distributed revision control system with a decentralized architecture. As opposed to centralized version control systems with a client-server model, Git ensures that each working copy of a Git repository is an exact copy with complete revision history. This not only allows the user to work on and contribute to projects without the need to have permission to push the changes to their official repositories, but also makes it possible for the user to work with no network connection. Security Fix(es): * git: arbitrary code execution via .gitmodules (CVE-2018-17456) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Affected Versions:
'emacs-git' Linux Distribution Package(s) on CentOS 6.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-17456

References:

https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2020-February/035619.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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