USN-4329-1: Git vulnerability

14 April 2020

Git could be made to expose sensitive information.



  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system


Felix Wilhelm discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain URLs that
included newlines. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to trick
Git into returning credential information for a wrong host.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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