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Moderately critical

GIT Pathname Processing Multiple Buffer Overflows

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Release Date:  2008-08-05    Last Update:  2008-10-24    Views:  6,361

Secunia Advisory SA31347

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.

The vulnerabilities are reported in version 1.5.6.3. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.5.6.4.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/RelNotes-1.5.6.4.txt

http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git/2008/7/16/2529284

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