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|Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:52 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201401-06 ] Git: Privilege escalation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Git: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201401-06)
Date: January 10, 2014
A stack-based buffer overflow in Git might allow a local attacker
to gain escalated privileges.
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.
Vulnerable: < 22.214.171.124
Unaffected: >= 126.96.36.199
Architectures: All supported architectures
Git contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory
function in setup.c.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-vcs/git-188.8.131.52"
available since September 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.