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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-16 ] Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200809-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 25, 2008
Bug(s): #234075
ID: 200809-16

Synopsis


Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in Git.


Background


Git is a distributed version control system.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-util/git
Vulnerable: < 1.5.6.4
Unaffected: >= 1.5.6.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Multiple boundary errors in the functions diff_addremove() and
diff_change() when processing overly long repository path names were
reported.


Impact


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/git-1.5.6.4"


References

CVE-2008-3546


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