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[Full-disclosure] [PLSA 2008-19] Git: Multiple Buffer Overflows

From: Pınar Yanardağ <pinar_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2008 - 00:27:43 GMT
To: pardus-security@pardus.org.tr

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-19 security@pardus.org.tr
Date: 2008-08-07 Severity: 2 Type: Remote


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in GIT, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.


The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors in various functions when processing overly long repository pathnames. These can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows by tricking a user into running e.g. "git-diff" or "git-grep" against a repository containing pathnames that are larger than the "PATH_MAX" value on the user's system.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected packages:

   Pardus 2008: git, all before git-emacs, all before gitweb, all before Pardus 2007: git, all before git-emacs, all before gitweb, all before


There are update(s) for git, git-emacs, gitweb. You can update them via Package Manager or with a single command from console:

   Pardus 2008:
     pisi up git git-emacs gitweb

   Pardus 2007:
     pisi up git git-emacs gitweb


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