10 April 2017
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2017.0793.2 Git vulnerability 10 April 2017 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: git Publisher: Ubuntu Operating System: Ubuntu Linux variants Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2014-9938 Original Bulletin: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3243-1 Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators running git vulnerability check for an updated version of the software for their operating system. Revision History: April 10 2017: Amended product tag March 24 2017: Initial Release - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- ========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3243-1 March 23, 2017 git vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Summary: Git could be made to run programs as your login if it explored a specially crafted repository. Software Description: - - git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system Details: It was discovered that Git incorrectly sanitized branch names in the PS1 variable when configured to display the repository status in the shell prompt. If a user were tricked into exploring a malicious repository, a remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: git 1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.4 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3243-1 CVE-2014-9938 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/git/1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.4 - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. 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