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VPR Score: 7.4
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-06 (Git: Privilege escalation)
Git contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory function in setup.c.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted git repository.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-vcs/git-18.104.22.168' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.