#VU23554 Path traversal in Git

Published: 2019-12-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23554

Vulnerability risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1348


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

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

Vendor: Git


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when the export-marks option of git fast-import is exposed also via the in-stream command feature. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request and overwrite arbitrary paths on the 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, 2.14.0 - 2.14.5, 2.18.0 - 2.18.1

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