GLSA-201605-01 : Git: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201605-01
(Git: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Git is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary code by cloning
repositories with large filenames or a large number of nested trees.
Additionally, some protocols within Git, such as git-remote-ext, can
execute arbitrary code found within URLs. These URLs that submodules use
may come from arbitrary sources (e.g., .gitmodules files in a remote
repository), and can effect those who enable recursive fetch. Restrict
the allowed protocols to well known and safe ones.

Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code on both client and server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-2.7.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90849 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7545

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