Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2177-1 git -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Apr 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-5260.
More information:

Felix Wilhelm of Google Project Zero discovered a flaw in git, a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. With a crafted URL that contains a newline, the credential helper machinery can be fooled to return credential information for a wrong host.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u9.

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

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