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                         gitolite security update
                               11 April 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           gitolite
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 6
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators 
         running gitolite check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2215-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
April 9, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gitolite
Vulnerability  : d/g fulirectory traversal
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : none yet

Dylan Simon discovered that gitolite, a SSH-based gatekeeper for git
repositories, is prone to directory traversal attacks when restricting
admin defined commands (ADC).  This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary
commands with privileges of the gitolite server via crafted command names.

Please note that this only affects installations that have ADC enabled
(not the Debian default).

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem,
it does not include gitolite.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-2+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.7-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.7-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your gitolite packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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