#VU13047 Improper input validation in Git

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2021-06-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13047

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-11235


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor: Git

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper validation of submodule "names" supplied via the untrusted .gitmodules file when appending them to the '$GIT_DIR/modules' directory. A remote attacker can return specially crafted data to create or overwrite files on the target user's system when the repository is cloned and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Update to version 2.17.1.

Vulnerable software versions

Git: 2.17

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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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