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Debian: Security Advisory for git (DSA-4659-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'git' package(s) announced via the DSA-4659-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Carlo Arenas discovered a flaw in git, a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. With a crafted URL that contains a newline or empty host, or lacks a scheme, the credential helper machinery can be fooled into providing credential information that is not appropriate for the protocol in use and host being contacted.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'git' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.11.0-3+deb9u7. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.20.1-2+deb10u3. We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)