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CVE-2022-23521

Published: 17 January 2023

Git is distributed revision control system. gitattributes are a mechanism to allow defining attributes for paths. These attributes can be defined by adding a `.gitattributes` file to the repository, which contains a set of file patterns and the attributes that should be set for paths matching this pattern. When parsing gitattributes, multiple integer overflows can occur when there is a huge number of path patterns, a huge number of attributes for a single pattern, or when the declared attribute names are huge. These overflows can be triggered via a crafted `.gitattributes` file that may be part of the commit history. Git silently splits lines longer than 2KB when parsing gitattributes from a file, but not when parsing them from the index. Consequentially, the failure mode depends on whether the file exists in the working tree, the index or both. This integer overflow can result in arbitrary heap reads and writes, which may result in remote code execution. The problem has been patched in the versions published on 2023-01-17, going back to v2.30.7. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this issue.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

9.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
git
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.15)
focal
Released (1:2.25.1-1ubuntu3.8)
jammy
Released (1:2.34.1-1ubuntu1.6)
kinetic
Released (1:2.37.2-1ubuntu1.2)
trusty Ignored
(out of standard support)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 9.8
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H