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CVE-2023-4759 Detail

Current Description

Arbitrary File Overwrite in Eclipse JGit <= 6.6.0 In Eclipse JGit, all versions <= 6.6.0.202305301015-r, a symbolic link present in a specially crafted git repository can be used to write a file to locations outside the working tree when this repository is cloned with JGit to a case-insensitive filesystem, or when a checkout from a clone of such a repository is performed on a case-insensitive filesystem. This can happen on checkout (DirCacheCheckout), merge (ResolveMerger via its WorkingTreeUpdater), pull (PullCommand using merge), and when applying a patch (PatchApplier). This can be exploited for remote code execution (RCE), for instance if the file written outside the working tree is a git filter that gets executed on a subsequent git command. The issue occurs only on case-insensitive filesystems, like the default filesystems on Windows and macOS. The user performing the clone or checkout must have the rights to create symbolic links for the problem to occur, and symbolic links must be enabled in the git configuration. Setting git configuration option core.symlinks = false before checking out avoids the problem. The issue was fixed in Eclipse JGit version 6.6.1.202309021850-r and 6.7.0.202309050840-r, available via Maven Central https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/eclipse/jgit/  and repo.eclipse.org https://repo.eclipse.org/content/repositories/jgit-releases/ . A backport is available in 5.13.3 starting from 5.13.3.202401111512-r. The JGit maintainers would like to thank RyotaK for finding and reporting this issue.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Eclipse Foundation
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://git.eclipse.org/c/jgit/jgit.git/commit/?id=9072103f3b3cf64dd12ad2949836ab98f62dabf1 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://gitlab.eclipse.org/security/vulnerability-reports/-/issues/11 Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/technology.jgit/releases/6.6.1 Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Eclipse Foundation  
CWE-178 Improper Handling of Case Sensitivity cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Eclipse Foundation  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-4759
NVD Published Date:
09/12/2023
NVD Last Modified:
01/12/2024
Source:
Eclipse Foundation