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git -- Arbitrary command execution on case-insensitive filesystems

Affected packages
git < 2.2.1


VuXML ID 1d567278-87a5-11e4-879c-000c292ee6b8
Discovery 2014-12-19
Entry 2014-12-19

The Git Project reports:

When using a case-insensitive filesystem an attacker can craft a malicious Git tree that will cause Git to overwrite its own .git/config file when cloning or checking out a repository, leading to arbitrary command execution in the client machine. If you are a hosting service whose users may fetch from your service to Windows or Mac OS X machines, you are strongly encouraged to update to protect such users who use existing versions of Git.


CVE Name CVE-2014-9390