Link Following Affecting git package, versions *



    Attack Complexity High
    User Interaction Required
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High
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7.5 high
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7.5 high
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Red Hat
7.5 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN9-GIT-1083855
  • published 10 Mar 2021
  • disclosed 9 Mar 2021

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Debian:9 git.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream git package and not the git package as distributed by Debian:9. See How to fix? for Debian:9 relevant fixed versions and status.

Git is an open-source distributed revision control system. In affected versions of Git a specially crafted repository that contains symbolic links as well as files using a clean/smudge filter such as Git LFS, may cause just-checked out script to be executed while cloning onto a case-insensitive file system such as NTFS, HFS+ or APFS (i.e. the default file systems on Windows and macOS). Note that clean/smudge filters have to be configured for that. Git for Windows configures Git LFS by default, and is therefore vulnerable. The problem has been patched in the versions published on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021. As a workaound, if symbolic link support is disabled in Git (e.g. via git config --global core.symlinks false), the described attack won't work. Likewise, if no clean/smudge filters such as Git LFS are configured globally (i.e. before cloning), the attack is foiled. As always, it is best to avoid cloning repositories from untrusted sources. The earliest impacted version is 2.14.2. The fix versions are: 2.30.1, 2.29.3, 2.28.1, 2.27.1, 2.26.3, 2.25.5, 2.24.4, 2.23.4, 2.22.5, 2.21.4, 2.20.5, 2.19.6, 2.18.5,