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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GIT Vendors:   kernel.org
GIT Buffer Overflow in diff_addremove() and diff_change() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020627
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020627
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3546   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 5 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.6.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GIT. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a repository with a specially crafted pathname that is longer than PATH_MAX on the target user's system. Then, when the target user runs git-diff on the repository, a buffer overflow may occur in in diff_addremove() and diff_change(), executing arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a pathname that, when processed by the target user with git-diff, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.5.6.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/RelNotes-1.5.6.4.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/RelNotes-1.5.6.4.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:29:18 -0400
Subject:  GIT


http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/RelNotes-1.5.6.4.txt

 
 


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