Debian Security Advisory DSA 3934-1 (git - security update)

Published: 2017-08-09 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
git on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u4. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.11.0-3+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your git Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Joern Schneeweisz discovered that git, a distributed revision control system, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs. This allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command, for instance via git submodules.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-1000117

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3934.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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