[USN-3438-1] Git vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Oct 5 12:24:21 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3438-1
October 05, 2017

git vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Git be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system


It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain subcommands such as
cvsserver. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue via shell
metacharacters in modules names to execute arbitrary code.

This update also removes the cvsserver subcommand from git-shell by

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:
  git                             1:2.11.0-2ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  git                             1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  git                             1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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