Scientific Linux Security Update : git on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that the git-prompt.sh script shipped with
git failed to correctly handle branch names containing
special characters. A specially crafted git repository
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands if a
user working with the repository configured their shell
to include repository information in the prompt.
(CVE-2014-9938)

- A flaw was found in the way git-shell handled
command-line options for the restricted set of git-shell
commands. A remote, authenticated attacker could use
this flaw to bypass git-shell restrictions, to view and
manipulate files, by abusing the instance of the less
command launched using crafted command-line options.
(CVE-2017-8386)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?afb88efe

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102640 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9938
CVE-2017-8386

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