Vulnerability identifier: #VU23500
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.
The vulnerability exists due to the Git for Visual Studio improperly handles virtual drive paths. A remote attacker can clone a file using a specially crafted path and write arbitrary files and directories to certain locations on a vulnerable system.
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Vulnerable software versions
Git: 2.24.0, 2.23.0, 2.22.0 - 2.22.1, 2.21.0, 2.20.0 - 2.20.1, 2.19.0 - 2.19.2, 2.17.0 - 2.17.2, 2.16.0 - 2.16.5, 2.15.0 - 2.15.3, 2.14 - 2.14.5, 2.18.0 - 2.18.1
Fixed software versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?