Git up to 2.3.9/2.4.9/2.5.3/2.6.0 Remote Helper input validation

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A vulnerability has been found in Git up to 2.3.9/2.4.9/2.5.3/2.6.0 (Versioning Software) and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component Remote Helper. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 04/13/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-7545 since 09/29/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/24/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87339 (Amazon Linux AMI : git (ALAS-2015-613)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 296001 (Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Update (SRU) 8.7.0 Missing).

Upgrading to version 2.3.10, 2.4.10, 2.5.4 or 2.6.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (87339). The entries 79059, 79061, 80819 and 81385 are related to this item.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.6

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VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 87339
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : git (ALAS-2015-613)
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OpenVAS ID: 703435
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3435-1 (git - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Git 2.3.10/2.4.10/2.5.4/2.6.1


09/29/2015 🔍
10/05/2015 +6 days 🔍
12/13/2015 +70 days 🔍
12/14/2015 +1 days 🔍
04/13/2016 +120 days 🔍
04/13/2016 +0 days 🔍
04/14/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/24/2022 +2292 days 🔍


Advisory: USN-2835-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-7545 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1034501
SecurityFocus: 78711 - Git CVE-2015-7545 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 04/14/2016 09:56 AM
Updated: 07/24/2022 09:26 AM
Changes: 04/14/2016 09:56 AM (55), 10/05/2018 07:51 AM (23), 07/24/2022 09:23 AM (4), 07/24/2022 09:26 AM (1)
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