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Debian: Security update for gitolite

Dylan Simon discovered that gitolite, a SSH-based gatekeeper for git repositories, is prone to directory traversal attacks when restricting admin defined commands (ADC). This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands with privileges of the gitolite server via crafted command names. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2215-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
April 9, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : gitolite
Vulnerability  : directory traversal
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : none yet

Dylan Simon discovered that gitolite, a SSH-based gatekeeper for git
repositories, is prone to directory traversal attacks when restricting
admin defined commands (ADC).  This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary
commands with privileges of the gitolite server via crafted command names.

Please note that this only affects installations that have ADC enabled
(not the Debian default).


The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem,
it does not include gitolite.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-2+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.7-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.7-2.


We recommend that you upgrade your gitolite packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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