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cgit Denial of Service and Command Injection Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2012-10-01    Last Update:  2012-11-15    Views:  1,056

Secunia Advisory SA50734

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities has been reported in cgit, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An error when parsing the "Author" field of a Git commit and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow and crash the application.

2) An error in the syntax-highlighting.sh script when processing the "--plug-in" argument can be exploited to inject shell commands.


Solution:
Update to version 0.9.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Jim Meyering
2) Reported by the vendor

Original Advisory:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/11/15/2
1) https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=820733
2) http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q4/145

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