Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title New Git packages fix remote code execution
Name DSA-1708 First vendor Publication 2009-01-19
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2009-01-19
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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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-2008-5516).

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-2008-5517).

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid) and testing distribution (lenny), the remote shell command injection issuei (CVE-2008-5516) has been fixed in version 1.5.6-1. The other issue will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your Git packages.

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1708

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
33 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
33 % CWE-94 Failure to Control Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
33 % CWE-78 Improper Sanitization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 114
Application 2

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2010-02-18 gitWeb v1.5.2 Remote Command Execution

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-06-05 Name : Ubuntu USN-707-1 (cupsys)
File : nvt/ubuntu_707_1.nasl
2009-06-05 Name : Ubuntu USN-723-1 (git-core)
File : nvt/ubuntu_723_1.nasl
2009-03-13 Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200903-15 (git)
File : nvt/glsa_200903_15.nasl
2009-01-20 Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1708-1 (git-core)
File : nvt/deb_1708_1.nasl
2009-01-20 Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:001 (OpenSuSE 11.1)
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_001.nasl
2009-01-20 Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:001 (OpenSuSE 11.0)
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_001a.nasl
2009-01-20 Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:001 (OpenSuSE 10.3)
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_001b.nasl
0000-00-00 Name : Slackware Advisory SSA:2009-051-02 git
File : nvt/esoft_slk_ssa_2009_051_02.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
53539 GIT gitweb git_search Shell Metacharacter Arbitrary Command Execution

53538 GIT gitweb git_snapshot / git_object Shell Metacharacter Arbitrary Command Ex...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2011-04-08 Name : The remote web server contains a CGI script that can be abused to execute arb...
File : gitweb_git_search_cmd_exec.nasl - Type : ACT_ATTACK
2010-02-21 Name : The remote web server contains a CGI script that can be abused to execute arb...
File : gitweb_git_object_cmd_exec.nasl - Type : ACT_ATTACK
2009-04-23 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-723-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-03-10 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200903-15.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-02-23 Name : The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
File : Slackware_SSA_2009-051-02.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-01-20 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1708.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-01-11 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_git-5892.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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