[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: gitolite-1.5.8-3.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-02-16 14:19:01

Name        : gitolite
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 1.5.8
Release     : 3.fc15
URL         : http://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite
Summary     : Highly flexible server for git directory version tracker
Description :
Gitolite allows a server to host many git repositories and provide access
to many developers, without having to give them real userids on the server.
The essential magic in doing this is ssh's pubkey access and the authorized
keys file, and the inspiration was an older program called gitosis.

Gitolite can restrict who can read from (clone/fetch) or write to (push) a
repository. It can also restrict who can push to what branch or tag, which
is very important in a corporate environment. Gitolite can be installed
without requiring root permissions, and with no additional software than git
itself and perl. It also has several other neat features described below and
elsewhere in the doc/ directory.

Update Information:

Dylan Alex Simon discovered and reported a directory traversal flaw in the way Gitolite restricted access to admin defined commands ("ADC"). An authenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of Gitolite server user using specially crafted command name.

The flaw does not affect default Gitolite installations. Users who have enabled ADC in their configurations are advised to install the updated package which includes a fix to resolve the issue.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gitolite' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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