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[ GLSA 200809-16 ] Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:09:41 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-16
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                                             http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
========

Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in Git.

Background
==========

Git is a distributed version control system.

Affected packages
=================

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      Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
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   1  dev-util/git      < 1.5.6.4                            >= 1.5.6.4

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:

     # emerge --sync
     # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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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