Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : git vulnerability (USN-2835-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87407
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionBlake Burkhart discovered that the Git git-remote-ext helper incorrectly handled recursive clones of git repositories. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code by injecting commands via crafted URLs.
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SolutionUpdate the affected git package.