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CVE-2023-41040 Detail

Description

GitPython is a python library used to interact with Git repositories. In order to resolve some git references, GitPython reads files from the `.git` directory, in some places the name of the file being read is provided by the user, GitPython doesn't check if this file is located outside the `.git` directory. This allows an attacker to make GitPython read any file from the system. This vulnerability is present in https://github.com/gitpython-developers/GitPython/blob/1c8310d7cae144f74a671cbe17e51f63a830adbf/git/refs/symbolic.py#L174-L175. That code joins the base directory with a user given string without checking if the final path is located outside the base directory. This vulnerability cannot be used to read the contents of files but could in theory be used to trigger a denial of service for the program. This issue has not yet been addressed.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  4.0 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/gitpython-developers/GitPython/blob/1c8310d7cae144f74a671cbe17e51f63a830adbf/git/refs/symbolic.py#L174-L175 Product 
https://github.com/gitpython-developers/GitPython/security/advisories/GHSA-cwvm-v4w8-q58c Exploit  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2023/09/msg00036.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-41040
NVD Published Date:
08/30/2023
NVD Last Modified:
09/29/2023
Source:
GitHub, Inc.