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 188.8.131.52. Prior versions may also be affected.
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