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Bug 601984 (CVE-2016-2324) - <dev-vcs/git-2.7.4: server and client side remote code execution through a buffer overflow (CVE-2016-{2315,2324})
Summary: <dev-vcs/git-2.7.4: server and client side remote code execution through a bu...
Alias: CVE-2016-2324
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-08 14:01 UTC by Jonas Stein
Modified: 2017-02-14 19:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
kensington: sanity-check+


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Description Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2016-12-08 14:01:49 UTC

I am not sure, if fixes both.
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-08 14:52:54 UTC
Thank you for filing this bug! Old, but Gentoo stable is still affected.

This vulnerability is public, no need to restrict access.

Fixed by upstream in v2.7.4 which is already in tree.

@ Maintainer(s): We need to stabilize at least =dev-vcs/git-2.7.4. But maybe we can stabilize a newer version, i.e. the whole path_name thing was removed in 2.8.x...
Comment 2 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-09 16:42:23 UTC
Arches please test and mark stable =dev-vcs/git-2.10.2 with target KEYWORDS:

alpha amd64 arm ~arm64 hppa ia64 ~mips ppc ppc64 ~s390 ~sh sparc x86 ~ppc-aix ~amd64-fbsd ~sparc-fbsd ~x86-fbsd ~x64-freebsd ~x86-freebsd ~ia64-hpux ~x86-interix ~amd64-linux ~arm-linux ~ia64-linux ~x86-linux ~ppc-macos ~x64-macos ~x86-macos ~sparc-solaris ~sparc64-solaris ~x64-solaris ~x86-solaris
Comment 3 Tobias Klausmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-09 19:01:11 UTC
Stable on alpha.
Comment 4 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-12 10:58:28 UTC
commit 8fd404063dfb0aa99dd28019ee8979aec9f03ad3
Author: Lars Wendler <>
Date:   Mon Dec 12 11:57:41 2016

    dev-vcs/git: Stable for amd64 and x86 (bug #601984).

    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.3, Repoman-2.3.1
    RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="amd64,x86"
Comment 5 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2016-12-17 15:36:33 UTC
arm stable
Comment 6 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-19 14:42:00 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-19 15:17:57 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-20 09:51:21 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-22 09:39:45 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 10 Aaron Bauman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-02 08:27:53 UTC
hppa ping
Comment 11 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-20 05:18:13 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 12 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-30 01:25:33 UTC
New GLSA request filed.

@ Maintainer(s): Please cleanup and drop at least <dev-vcs/git-2.7.4!
Comment 13 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-02-14 19:06:58 UTC
Freeing CVE alias. CVE-2016-2315 was already addressed in bug 577482 and GLSA 201605-01 but probably nobody noticed (well, Jonas set "See also") due to the encoding of the alias (UTF-8 dash).

I'll finally close this bug as INVALID: While git-2.7.4 was first upstream release containing fixes for both vulnerabilities, CVE-2016-2315 was already addressed in bug 577482 like said above and the remaining vulnerability CVE-2016-2324 never affected Gentoo:
CVE-2016-2324 is about a flaw in path_name function which was already removed by the bug fix for CVE-2016-2315 (bug 577482), see