USN-3829-1: Git vulnerabilities

27 November 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Git.

Releases

Packages

  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details

It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled layers of tree objects.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-15298)

It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10.
(CVE-2018-19486)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.