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USN-6050-2: Git vulnerabilities

17 May 2023

Several security issues were fixed in Git.

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Releases

Packages

  • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details

USN-6050-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Git. This update provides
the corresponding updates for CVE-2023-25652 and CVE-2023-29007 on
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain commands.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite paths.
(CVE-2023-25652)

André Baptista and Vítor Pinho discovered that Git incorrectly handled
certain configurations. An attacker could possibly use this issue
to achieve arbitrary configuration injection. (CVE-2023-29007)

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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.

Related notices

  • USN-6050-1: git-email, git-all, git-el, gitweb, git-daemon-sysvinit, git, git-doc, git-man, git-svn, git-gui, git-cvs, gitk, git-daemon-run, git-mediawiki