#VU75484 Link following in Git for Windows

Published: 2023-04-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU75484

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-25652


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Git for Windows
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: Git for Windows


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a symlink following issue in "git apply --reject". A local user can create a specially crafted symbolic link to write files outside of the worktree.

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Vulnerable software versions

Git for Windows: 2.0.0 -

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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