Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : git vulnerabilities (USN-2938-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90095
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionLael Cellier discovered that Git incorrectly handled path strings in crafted Git repositories. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Git. (CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324).
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SolutionUpdate the affected git package.