CVE-2018-11235

Public on 2018-06-07
Modified on 2018-06-11
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.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
8.8
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 git 2018-06-07 23:44 ALAS2-2018-1035
Amazon Linux 1 git 2018-06-08 18:31 ALAS-2018-1035

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 8.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 6.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H