GLSA-200809-16 : Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 34297
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-16 (Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Multiple boundary errors in the functions diff_addremove() and diff_change() when processing overly long repository path names were reported.
A remote attacker could entice a user to run commands like 'git-diff' or 'git-grep' on a specially crafted repository, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/git-220.127.116.11'