Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : git (MDVSA-2010:194)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in git :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory function in
setup.c in Git before 1.7.2.1 allows local users to gain privileges
via a long gitdir: field in a .git file in a working copy
(CVE-2010-2542).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49741 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-194.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 41891

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2542

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