This is a security release fixing the following list of issues:
Submodule URLs and paths with a leading "-" are now ignored. This is due to the recently discovered CVE-2018-17456, which can lead to arbitrary code execution in upstream git. While libgit2 itself is not vulnerable, it can be used to inject options in an implementation which performs a recursive clone by executing an external command.
When running repack while doing repo writes,
packfile_load__cb() could see some temporary files in the directory that were bigger than the usual, and makes
memcmp overflow on the
p->pack_name string. This issue was reported and fixed by bisho.
The configuration file parser used unbounded recursion to parse multiline variables, which could lead to a stack overflow. The issue was reported by the oss-fuzz project, issue 10048 and fixed by Nelson Elhage.
The fix to the unbounded recursion introduced a memory leak in the config parser. While this leak was never in a public release, the oss-fuzz project reported this as issue 10127. The fix was implemented by Nelson Elhage and Patrick Steinhardt.
When parsing "ok" packets received via the smart protocol, our parsing code did not correctly verify the bounds of the packets, which could result in a heap-buffer overflow. The issue was reported by the oss-fuzz project, issue 9749 and fixed by Patrick Steinhardt.
The parsing code for the smart protocol has been tightened in general, fixing heap-buffer overflows when parsing the packet type as well as for "ACK" and "unpack" packets. The issue was discovered and fixed by Patrick Steinhardt.
Fixed potential integer overflows on platforms with 16 bit integers when parsing packets for the smart protocol. The issue was discovered and fixed by Patrick Steinhardt.
Fixed potential NULL pointer dereference when parsing configuration files which have "include.path" or "includeIf..path" statements without a value.
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|submitted||a year ago|
|in testing||11 months ago|
|in stable||11 months ago|
|0||0||#1636621 CVE-2018-17456 libgit2: git: arbitrary code execution via .gitmodules [fedora-all]|