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[slackware-security] git (SSA:2024-136-02)

Posted on 16 May 2024
Slackware Security

[slackware-security] git (SSA:2024-136-02)

New git packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/git-2.39.4-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes security issues:
Recursive clones on case-insensitive filesystems that support symbolic
links are susceptible to case confusion that can be exploited to
execute just-cloned code during the clone operation.
Repositories can be configured to execute arbitrary code during local
clones. To address this, the ownership checks introduced in v2.30.3
are now extended to cover cloning local repositories.
Local clones may end up hardlinking files into the target repository's
object database when source and target repository reside on the same
disk. If the source repository is owned by a different user, then
those hardlinked files may be rewritten at any point in time by the
untrusted user.
When cloning a local source repository that contains symlinks via the
filesystem, Git may create hardlinks to arbitrary user-readable files
on the same filesystem as the target repository in the objects/
It is supposed to be safe to clone untrusted repositories, even those
unpacked from zip archives or tarballs originating from untrusted
sources, but Git can be tricked to run arbitrary code as part of the
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 package:
837b659cb32a07eed09bf4de30b72741 git-2.39.4-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
530b3158ef258881e1a340baff5d61b5 git-2.39.4-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
0f6950f7d7f336e7aa2d47d4a4711bc9 d/git-2.45.1-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
685fddae35e6b5d4366104f1c05ccd43 d/git-2.45.1-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg git-2.39.4-i586-1_slack15.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team