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

Date 30 Oct 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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