Resource Exhaustion Affecting git package, versions *


low

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High
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NVD
5.5 medium
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Red Hat
3.3 low
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SUSE
6.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN9-GIT-340839
  • published 14 Oct 2017
  • disclosed 14 Oct 2017

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 through 2.14.2 mishandles layers of tree objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted repository, aka a Git bomb. This can also have an impact of disk consumption; however, an affected process typically would not survive its attempt to build the data structure in memory before writing to disk.