Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1144-1 git-annex -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Oct 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 873088.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12976.
More information:

git-annex before 6.20170818 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via an ssh URL with an initial dash character in the hostname, as demonstrated by an ssh://-eProxyCommand= URL, a related issue to CVE-2017-9800, CVE-2017-12836, CVE-2017-1000116, and CVE-2017-1000117.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.20120629+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your git-annex packages.

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