Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: git security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:1003-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-1003.html
Issue date: 2010-12-21
CVE Names: CVE-2010-3906
Updated git packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system.
A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in gitweb, a simple web
interface for Git repositories. A remote attacker could perform an XSS
attack against victims by tricking them into visiting a specially-crafted
gitweb URL. (CVE-2010-3906)
All gitweb users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
663609 - CVE-2010-3906 Git (gitweb): XSS due to missing escaping of HTML element attributes