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USN-4334-1: Git vulnerability

21 April 2020

Git could be made to expose sensitive information.

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Releases

Packages

  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details

Carlo Arenas discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain URLs
containing newlines, empty hosts, or lacking a scheme. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to trick Git into returning credential
information for a wrong host.

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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.

References