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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5686-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5686-2
Posted Nov 18, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5686-2 - USN-5686-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Git. This update provides the corresponding fix for CVE-2022-39260 on Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. Kevin Backhouse discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain command strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or arbitrary code execution.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability, code execution
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-39260
SHA-256 | 7c55176af95c8d316fd0b090742e85481704c14d13826cce6e070cdc7d1c71f0

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5686-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5686-2
November 17, 2022

git vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Git could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- git: fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

Details:

USN-5686-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Git. This update
provides the corresponding fix for CVE-2022-39260 on Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered that Git incorrectly handled certain command
strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
git 1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.10+esm3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5686-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5686-1
CVE-2022-39260
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