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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
10 April 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-9938
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running git vulnerability check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
Revision History: April 10 2017: Amended product tag
March 24 2017: Initial Release
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3243-1
March 23, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Git could be made to run programs as your login if it explored a specially
- - git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
It was discovered that Git incorrectly sanitized branch names in the PS1
variable when configured to display the repository status in the shell
prompt. If a user were tricked into exploring a malicious repository, a
remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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