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<title>Git: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in Git.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">git</product>
<announced>September 25, 2008</announced>
<revised>September 25, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>234075</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-util/git" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5.6.4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5.6.4</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Git is a distributed version control system.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Multiple boundary errors in the functions diff_addremove() and
diff_change() when processing overly long repository path names were
reported.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to run commands like "git-diff"
or "git-grep" on a specially crafted repository, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Git users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-util/git-1.5.6.4&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3546">CVE-2008-3546</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:13:42 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:16:38 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:39:05 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
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