Executive Summary

Informations
NameCVE-2008-5916First vendor Publication2009-01-20
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2009-08-19

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score4.6Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Security Protection

ImpactsProvides unauthorized access : Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service.

Detail

gitweb/gitweb.perl in gitweb in Git 1.6.x before 1.6.0.6, 1.5.6.x before 1.5.6.6, 1.5.5.x before 1.5.5.6, 1.5.4.x before 1.5.4.7, and other versions after 1.4.3 allows local repository owners to execute arbitrary commands by modifying the diff.external configuration variable and executing a crafted gitweb query.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5916

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7699
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7699
Title: DSA-1708 git-core -- shell command injection
Description: It was discovered that gitweb, the web interface for the Git version control system, contained several vulnerabilities: Remote attackers could use crafted requests to execute shell commands on the web server, using the snapshot generation and pickaxe search functionality (CVE-2008-5916). Local users with write access to the configuration of a Git repository served by gitweb could cause gitweb to execute arbitrary shell commands with the permission of the web server (CVE-2008-5516, CVE-2008-5517).
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1708
CVE-2008-5516
CVE-2008-5517
CVE-2008-5916
Version: 3
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Product(s): git-core
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13916
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13916
Title: USN-723-1 -- git-core vulnerabilities
Description: It was discovered that Git did not properly handle long file paths. If a user were tricked into performing commands on a specially crafted Git repository, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. It was discovered that the Git web interface did not correctly handle shell metacharacters when processing certain commands. A remote attacker could send specially crafted commands to the Git server and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Git web server. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 LTS. It was discovered that the Git web interface did not properly restrict the diff.external configuration parameter. A local attacker could exploit this issue and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Git web server. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and 8.10
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-723-1
CVE-2008-3546
CVE-2008-5516
CVE-2008-5517
CVE-2008-5916
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 8.10
Product(s): git-core
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12780
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12780
Title: DSA-1708-1 git-core -- shell command injection
Description: It was discovered that gitweb, the web interface for the Git version control system, contained several vulnerabilities: Remote attackers could use crafted requests to execute shell commands on the web server, using the snapshot generation and pickaxe search functionality. Local users with write access to the configuration of a Git repository served by gitweb could cause gitweb to execute arbitrary shell commands with the permission of the web server. For the stable distribution, these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4.4-4+etch1. For the unstable distribution and testing distribution, the remote shell command injection issuei has been fixed in version 1.5.6-1. The other issue will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your Git packages.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-1708-1
CVE-2008-5516
CVE-2008-5517
CVE-2008-5916
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Product(s): git-core
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application85

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2009-06-05Name : Ubuntu USN-723-1 (git-core)
File : nvt/ubuntu_723_1.nasl
2009-03-13Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200903-15 (git)
File : nvt/glsa_200903_15.nasl
2009-02-13Name : Fedora Update for git FEDORA-2008-11650
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_11650_git_fc9.nasl
2009-02-13Name : Fedora Update for git FEDORA-2008-11653
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_11653_git_fc8.nasl
2009-01-20Name : FreeBSD Ports: git
File : nvt/freebsd_git.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
50918GIT gitweb/gitweb.perl diff.external Configuration Variable Crafted Query Loc...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2009-04-23Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-723-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-03-10Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200903-15.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-01-20Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1708.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-22Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-11650.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-12-22Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-11653.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Internal Sources (Detail)

SourceUrl
FEDORAhttps://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-December/msg0116...
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-December/msg0117...
GENTOOhttp://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-15.xml
MLISThttp://marc.info/?l=git&m=122975564100860&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122975564100863&w=2:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/15/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/20/2
OSVDBhttp://osvdb.org/50918
SECUNIAhttp://secunia.com/advisories/33282
http://secunia.com/advisories/33964
http://secunia.com/advisories/34194
SREASONhttp://securityreason.com/securityalert/4922
UBUNTUhttp://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-723-1
XFhttp://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47528

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