Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3243-1
23rd March, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Git could be made to run programs as your login if it explored a specially
– fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
It was discovered that Git incorrectly sanitized branch names in the PS1
variable when configured to display the repository status in the shell
prompt. If a user were tricked into exploring a malicious repository, a
remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.