#VU13048 Improper input validation in Git

Published: 2018-05-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13048

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-11233


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Git

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to input validation flaw in processing path names on NTFS-based systems. A remote attacker can supply specially crafted path names and read random memory contents.

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.

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