Git Security Update for Gentoo
Posted on: 05/30/2018 09:13 AM

A git security update is available for Gentoo Linux

Git Security Update for Gentoo


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-13
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Git: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 30, 2018
Bugs: #656868
ID: 201805-13

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Synopsis
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Git contains multiple vulnerabilities that allow for the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Git is a free and open source distributed version control system
designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with
speed and efficiency.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-vcs/git < 2.16.4 >= 2.16.4

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Git. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
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Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code on both client and
server.

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 ">=dev-vcs/git-2.16.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-11233
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-11233
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-11235
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-11235

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-13

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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.

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




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