Debian Security Advisory

DLA-231-1 dulwich -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 May 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0838.
More information:

Ivan Fratric of the Google Security Team has found a buffer overflow in the C implementation of the apply_delta() function, used when accessing Git objects in pack files. An attacker could take advantage of this flaw to cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running a Git server or client based on Dulwich.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.1-1+deb6u1.