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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3546

Stack-based buffer overflow in the (1) diff_addremove and (2) diff_change functions in GIT before might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a PATH whose length is larger than the system's PATH_MAX when running GIT utilities such as git-diff or git-grep.
Publish Date : 2008-08-07 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3546 unix
DSA-1637 git-core -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7389 unix
DSA-1637-1 git-core - buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20022 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3546

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GIT GIT Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GIT GIT R1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GIT GIT Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GIT GIT Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GIT GIT Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GIT GIT Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-3546 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20080812 rPSA-2008-0253-1 git gitweb
BID 30549 Git Pathname Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-02-23
SECTRACK 1020627
VUPEN ADV-2008-2306
XF git-multiple-bo(44217) CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-200809-16
MLIST [git] 20080716 [PATCH] Fix buffer overflow in git diff

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3546

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