Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-1000117: Security patch for git (ALAS-2017-882)

Back to Search

Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-1000117: Security patch for git (ALAS-2017-882)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/31/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/20/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

A malicious third-party can give a crafted "ssh://..." URL to an unsuspecting victim, and an attempt to visit the URL can result in any program that exists on the victim's machine being executed. Such a URL could be placed in the .gitmodules file of a malicious project, and an unsuspecting victim could be tricked into running "git clone --recurse-submodules" to trigger the vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-git

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-git

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;