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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3287-1: Git vulnerability

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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3287-1


    15th May, 2017

    git vulnerability


    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 17.04
    • Ubuntu 16.10
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Summary


    Git could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

    Software description

    • git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
    Details


    Timo Schmid discovered that the Git restricted shell incorrectly filtered
    allowed commands. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to run an
    interactive pager and access sensitive information.

    Update instructions


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

    Ubuntu 17.04:
    git 1:2.11.0-2ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.10:
    git 1:2.9.3-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
    git 1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    git 1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.5



    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.

    References


    CVE-2017-8386

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