Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 update for git



Published: 2020-08-19 | Updated: 2020-08-19
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-5260
CWE ID CWE-522
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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git (Red Hat package)
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
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Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Insufficiently protected credentials

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5260

CWE-ID: CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

git (Red Hat package): 2.18.2-1.el8_1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1513

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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