Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3338-1 git -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
23 Feb 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2023-22490, CVE-2023-23946.
More information:

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

  • CVE-2023-22490

    yvvdwf found a data exfiltration vulnerability while performing a local clone from a malicious repository even using a non-local transport.

  • CVE-2023-23946

    Joern Schneeweisz found a path traversal vulnerbility in git-apply that a path outside the working tree can be overwritten as the acting user.

For Debian 10 buster, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.20.1-2+deb10u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your git packages.

For the detailed security status of git please refer to its security tracker page at:

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