Fedora 15 : gitolite-1.5.8-3.fc15 (2011-1616)
High Nessus Plugin ID 52517
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionDylan Alex Simon discovered and reported a directory traversal flaw in the way Gitolite restricted access to admin defined commands ('ADC').
An authenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of Gitolite server user using specially crafted command name.
The flaw does not affect default Gitolite installations. Users who have enabled ADC in their configurations are advised to install the updated package which includes a fix to resolve the issue.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected gitolite package.