FEDORA-2017-66aa5d1d33

security update in Fedora 25 for git

Status: stable 2 years ago

These releases are about hardening git shell that is used on servers against an unsafe user input, which git cvsserver copes with poorly.

From the release notes:

 * "git cvsserver" no longer is invoked by "git shell" by default,
   as it is old and largely unmaintained.

 * Various Perl scripts did not use safe_pipe_capture() instead of
   backticks, leaving them susceptible to end-user input.  They have
   been corrected.

Credits go to joernchen <joernchen@phenoelit.de> for finding the
unsafe constructs in "git cvsserver", and to Jeff King at GitHub for
finding and fixing instances of the same issue in other scripts.

References:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q3/534
https://public-inbox.org/git/xmqqy3p29ekj.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com/

How to install

sudo dnf upgrade --advisory=FEDORA-2017-66aa5d1d33

Comments 5

This update has been submitted for testing by tmz.

This update has been pushed to testing.

This update has reached 7 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

This update has been submitted for stable by tmz.

This update has been pushed to stable.


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