ESB-2018.3024 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Debian] git: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-10-08

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                               ESB-2018.3024
                           git - security update
                              8 October 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           git
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 8
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-17456  

Reference:         ESB-2018.3022

Original Bulletin: 
   https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-1533-1

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Package        : git
Version        : 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u7
CVE ID         : CVE-2018-17456

joernchen of Phenoelit discovered that git, a fast, scalable,
distributed revision control system, is prone to an arbitrary code
execution vulnerability via a specially crafted .gitmodules file in a
project cloned with --recurse-submodules.

For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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