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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-17456

Git before 2.14.5, 2.15.x before 2.15.3, 2.16.x before 2.16.5, 2.17.x before 2.17.2, 2.18.x before 2.18.1, and 2.19.x before 2.19.1 allows remote code execution during processing of a recursive "git clone" of a superproject if a .gitmodules file has a URL field beginning with a '-' character.
Publish Date : 2018-10-06 Last Update Date : 2020-08-24
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2018:3408: git security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20183408 unix
RHSA-2020:0316: git security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20200316 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-2018-17456

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 18.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Git-scm GIT * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Redhat Ansible Tower 3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 7.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 7.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Tus 7.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Debian Debian Linux 1
Git-scm GIT 1
Redhat Ansible Tower 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 7
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Tus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2018-17456
REDHAT RHSA-2020:0316
BID 105523 Git CVE-2018-17456 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2019-04-15
REDHAT RHSA-2018:3541
REDHAT RHSA-2018:3505
BID 107511 RETIRED: Atlassian SourceTree CVE-2018-17456 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2019-04-15
BUGTRAQ 20190320 March 2019 Sourcetree Advisory - Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
SECTRACK 1041811
REDHAT RHSA-2018:3408
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2020:0598

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-17456

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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