CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 12, 2024
Updated: Jan 22, 2024


CVE-2023-49568 is a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability affecting go-git versions prior to v5.11. This vulnerability allows an attacker to perform DoS attacks by sending specially crafted responses from a Git server, causing resource exhaustion in go-git clients. However, applications using only the in-memory filesystem supported by go-git are not affected. The vulnerability does not impact the upstream git cli. It has a high base severity rating and can be exploited over the network without requiring any privileges or user interaction. The potential danger includes a significant impact on availability, with a base score of 7.5 out of 10. Remediation requires updating to go-git version 5.11 or later to mitigate this vulnerability.

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