Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : git vulnerabilities (USN-3829-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 119256
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Git incorrectly handled layers of tree objects.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-15298)
It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected git package.