CVE-2017-15298

NameCVE-2017-15298
DescriptionGit through 2.14.2 mishandles layers of tree objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted repository, aka a Git bomb. This can also have an impact of disk consumption; however, an affected process typically would not survive its attempt to build the data structure in memory before writing to disk.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
git (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1:2.11.0-3+deb9u7vulnerable
buster, buster (security)1:2.20.1-2+deb10u3fixed
bullseye1:2.28.0-1fixed
sid1:2.29.1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gitsource(unstable)1:2.16.1-1unimportant

Notes

https://kate.io/blog/git-bomb/
https://github.com/Katee/git-bomb
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/commit/?id=a937b37e766479c8e780b17cce9c4b252fd97e40
No practical security implications

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