Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3387-1
10th August, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Git could be made run programs as your login if it opened a specially
crafted git repository.
– fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
Brian Neel, Joern Schneeweisz, and Jeff King discovered that Git did
not properly handle host names in ‘ssh://’ URLs. A remote attacker
could use this to construct a git repository that when accessed could
run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.