git: git-daemon Denial of Service — GLSA 200907-05

An error in git-daemon might lead to a Denial of Service via resource consumption.

Affected Packages

dev-util/git on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.3.3
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.3.3

Background

git - the stupid content tracker, the revision control system used by the Linux kernel team.

Description

Shawn O. Pearce reported that git-daemon runs into an infinite loop when handling requests that contain unrecognized arguments.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted request to git-daemon, possibly leading to a Denial of Service (CPU consumption).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All git users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/git-1.6.3.3"

References

Release Date
July 12, 2009

Latest Revision
July 12, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries