USN-2938-1: Git vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2938-1
21st March, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Git could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received changes from a specially crafted remote repository.
- git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
Laël Cellier discovered that Git incorrectly handled path strings in
crafted Git repositories. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Git. (CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 15.10:
- git 1:2.5.0-1ubuntu0.2
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- git 1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.3
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- git 1:184.108.40.206-1ubuntu0.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.