Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : git vulnerability (USN-3791-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118083
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that git did not properly validate git submodule urls or paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this to craft a git repository that causes arbitrary code execution when recursive operations are used.
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SolutionUpdate the affected git package.