[USN-3829-1] Git vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Nov 28 00:15:23 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3829-1
November 27, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Git.
- git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled layers of tree objects.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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