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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Git Vendors:   kernel.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Git Command Injection Bug in 'git-cvsserver' Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039511
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039511
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-14867   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 5 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Git. A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can supply specially crafted 'git-cvsserver' parameters to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system. The commands will run with 'git' user privileges.

The vendor was notified on September 8, 2017.

joernchen ~ Phenoelit reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary operating system commands with elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3438-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3438-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 17.04

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 26 2017 Git Command Injection Bug in 'git-cvsserver' Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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