CVE-2018-11235

Published: 30 May 2018

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.

Priority

High

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
git
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1:2.17.1-1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.8])