Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : git vulnerability (USN-2470-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80517
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMatt Mackall and Augie Fackler discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain filesystem paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code if the Git tree is stored in an HFS+ or NTFS filesystem. The remote attacker would need write access to a Git repository that the victim pulls from.
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.