GLSA 200809-16 Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 09/26/2008 12:15 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200809-16
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Severity: Normal
Title: Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: September 25, 2008
Bugs: #234075
ID: 200809-16

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Synopsis
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Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in Git.

Background
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Git is a distributed version control system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-util/git lt; 1.5.6.4 gt;= 1.5.6.=
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Description
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Multiple boundary errors in the functions diff_addremove() and
diff_change() when processing overly long repository path names were
reported.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to run commands like "git-diff"
or "git-grep" on a specially crafted repository, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-util/git-1.5.6.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3546
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3546

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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