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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-11235: Security patch for git (ALAS-2018-1035)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-11235: Security patch for git (ALAS-2018-1035)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/29/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/12/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

In Git before 2.13.7, 2.14.x before 2.14.4, 2.15.x before 2.15.2, 2.16.x before 2.16.4, and 2.17.x before 2.17.1, remote code execution can occur. With a crafted .gitmodules file, a malicious project can execute an arbitrary script on a machine that runs "git clone --recurse-submodules" because submodule "names" are obtained from this file, and then appended to $GIT_DIR/modules, leading to directory traversal with "../" in a name. Finally, post-checkout hooks from a submodule are executed, bypassing the intended design in which hooks are not obtained from a remote server.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-git

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-git

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