Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2059-1 git -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-1348, CVE-2019-1349, CVE-2019-1352, CVE-2019-1353, CVE-2019-1387.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in git, a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system.

  • CVE-2019-1348

    It was reported that the --export-marks option of git fast-import is exposed also via the in-stream command feature export-marks=..., allowing to overwrite arbitrary paths.

  • CVE-2019-1387

    It was discovered that submodule names are not validated strictly enough, allowing very targeted attacks via remote code execution when performing recursive clones.

    In addition this update addresses a number of security issues which are only an issue if git is operating on an NTFS filesystem (CVE-2019-1349, CVE-2019-1352 and CVE-2019-1353).

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

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