Insufficiently Protected Credentials in Git

Published: 2020-04-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11008
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor Git

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insufficiently Protected Credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU27257

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11008

CWE-ID: CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information on the system

The vulnerability exists due to the Git can be tricked into sending private credentials to a host controlled by an attacker. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted URL to "git clone" that will present stored credentials for any host to a host of their choosing.

Note: This vulnerability is similar to the CVE-2020-5260 (SB2020041523). The fix for that bug still left the door open for an exploit where some credential is leaked (but the attacker cannot control which one).


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Vulnerable software versions

Git: 2.17.0 - 2.26.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.