Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4010-1 git-annex -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 Oct 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 873088.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12976.
- More information:
It was discovered that git-annex, a tool to manage files with git without checking their contents in, did not correctly handle maliciously constructed ssh:// URLs. This allowed an attacker to run an arbitrary shell command.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20141125+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 6.20170101-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your git-annex packages.