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USN-5686-2: Git vulnerability

17 November 2022

Git could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details

USN-5686-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Git. This update
provides the corresponding fix for CVE-2022-39260 on Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain command
strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5686-1: git-mediawiki, git-gui, git-man, git, gitk, git-daemon-sysvinit, gitweb, git-svn, git-email, git-doc, git-all, git-daemon-run, git-el, git-cvs
  • USN-5686-3: git-mediawiki, git-gui, git-man, git, gitk, git-daemon-sysvinit, gitweb, git-svn, git-email, git-doc, git-all, git-daemon-run, git-cvs