Debian DLA-1068-1 : git security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102788
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionJoern Schneeweisz discovered that git, a distributed revision control system, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs.
This allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command, for instance via git submodules.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:184.108.40.206-1+wheezy5.
We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.