Debian: DSA-4010-1: git-annex security update

    Date30 Oct 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that git-annex, a tool to manage files with git without checking their contents in, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs. This allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4010-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    October 30, 2017                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : git-annex
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-12976
    Debian Bug     : 873088
    
    It was discovered that git-annex, a tool to manage files with git
    without checking their contents in, did not correctly handle
    maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs. This allowed an attacker to run
    an arbitrary shell command.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 5.20141125+deb8u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 6.20170101-1+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your git-annex packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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