VDB-98498 · CVE-2016-10130 · BID 95359

libgit2 up to 0.24.5/0.25.0 transports/http.c http_connect error access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in libgit2 up to 0.24.5/0.25.0. Affected by this issue is the function http_connect of the file transports/http.c. The manipulation of the argument error with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The http_connect function in transports/http.c in libgit2 before 0.24.6 and 0.25.x before 0.25.1 might allow man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers by leveraging clobbering of the error variable.

The bug was discovered 03/24/2017. The weakness was presented 03/24/2017 (oss-sec). The advisory is available at openwall.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-10130 since 01/10/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97282 (openSUSE Security Update : libgit2 (openSUSE-2017-262)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276381 (Fedora Security Update for libgit2 (FEDORA-2017-403346d884)).

Upgrading to version 0.24.6 or 0.25.1 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 databases at Tenable (97282) and SecurityFocus (BID 95359†).





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 97282
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : libgit2 (openSUSE-2017-262)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for libgit2 FEDORA-2017-403346d884
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: libgit2 0.24.6/0.25.1
Patch: github.com


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Advisory: 9a64e62f0f20c9cf9b2e1609f037060eb2d8eb22
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CVE: CVE-2016-10130 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 95359 - libgit2 'src/transports/http.c' Security Bypass Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-10130 - Git - libgit2 - Man-in-the-Middle Issue


Created: 03/24/2017 06:53 PM
Updated: 11/15/2022 08:44 AM
Changes: 03/24/2017 06:53 PM (75), 09/13/2020 08:26 PM (5), 11/15/2022 08:44 AM (5)
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