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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5517

Original release date: 01/13/2009
Last revised: 06/06/2011


The web interface in git (gitweb) 1.5.x before 1.5.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters related to (1) git_snapshot and (2) git_object.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479715
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=512330
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:001
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-723-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090123 Re: CVE request -- git
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090113 rPSA-2009-0005-1 git gitweb
External Source: MISC
Name: http://repo.or.cz/w/git.git?a=commitdiff;h=516381d5
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0175
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2936
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090121 Re: CVE request -- git
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1708
External Source: BID
Name: 33215
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0005
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090120 Re: CVE request -- git
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200903-15

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