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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2022-41903: Security patch for git (ALAS-2023-1923)

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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2022-41903: Security patch for git (ALAS-2023-1923)



Git is distributed revision control system. `git log` can display commits in an arbitrary format using its `--format` specifiers. This functionality is also exposed to `git archive` via the `export-subst` gitattribute. When processing the padding operators, there is a integer overflow in `pretty.c::format_and_pad_commit()` where a `size_t` is stored improperly as an `int`, and then added as an offset to a `memcpy()`. This overflow can be triggered directly by a user running a command which invokes the commit formatting machinery (e.g., `git log --format=...`). It may also be triggered indirectly through git archive via the export-subst mechanism, which expands format specifiers inside of files within the repository during a git archive. This integer overflow can result in arbitrary heap writes, which may result in arbitrary code execution. The problem has been patched in the versions published on 2023-01-17, going back to v2.30.7. Users are advised to upgrade. Users who are unable to upgrade should disable `git archive` in untrusted repositories. If you expose git archive via `git daemon`, disable it by running `git config --global daemon.uploadArch false`.


  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-all
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-core
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-core-doc
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-credential-libsecret
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-cvs
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-daemon
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-email
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-gui
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-instaweb
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-p4
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-subtree
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-git-svn
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-gitk
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-gitweb
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-perl-git
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-perl-git-svn

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