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Bug 634342 (CVE-2017-15298) - dev-vcs/git: denial of service via crafted repository
Summary: dev-vcs/git: denial of service via crafted repository
Alias: CVE-2017-15298
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [upstream cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-15 14:55 UTC by Aleksandr Wagner (Kivak)
Modified: 2018-11-25 01:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aleksandr Wagner (Kivak) 2017-10-15 14:55:39 UTC
CVE-2017-15298 (

Git through 2.14.2 mishandles layers of tree objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted repository, aka a Git bomb. This can also have an impact of disk consumption; however, an affected process typically would not survive its attempt to build the data structure in memory before writing to disk.