Ubuntu 3791-1: Git vulnerability

    Date11 Oct 2018
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Git could be made to run programs as your login if it recursivelyopened a malicious git repository.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3791-1
    October 12, 2018
    git vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Git could be made to run programs as your login if it recursively
    opened a malicious git repository.
    Software Description:
    - git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
    It was discovered that git did not properly validate git submodule
    urls or paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this to craft a
    git repository that causes arbitrary code execution when recursive
    operations are used.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      git                             1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.3
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      git                             1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.5
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      git                             1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.9
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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