A stack-based buffer overflow in Git might allow a local attacker to gain escalated privileges.
|Package||dev-vcs/git on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 126.96.36.199|
|Unaffected versions||>= 188.8.131.52|
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Git contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the is_git_directory function in setup.c.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted git repository.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-vcs/git-184.108.40.206"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.
January 10, 2014
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