#VU75486 Input validation error in Git for Windows

Published: 2023-04-25 | Updated: 2023-06-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU75486

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-29007


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Git for Windows


The vulnerability allows an attacker to tamper with Git configuration.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient input validation in "git submodule deinit" when renaming or deleting a section from a configuration file. A remote attacker can trick the victim into running the command a malicious configuration file and tamper with Git configuration on the affected system.

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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?

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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