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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-06
(Git: Privilege escalation)
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.
See also :
All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-126.96.36.199'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since September 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 71906 ()
Bugtraq ID: 41891
CVE ID: CVE-2010-2542
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