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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Git Vendors:   kernel.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Git Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035341
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035341
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2315, CVE-2016-2324   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 21 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Git. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can push a specially crafted repository to trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-2315].

Lael Cellier (@ytrezq) reported this vulnerability.

A remote authenticated user can push or clone a specially crafted repository to potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-2324].

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2938-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2938-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 16 2016 Git Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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