Security update for libgit2

SUSE Security Update: Security update for libgit2
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:4009-1
Rating: important
References: #1110949 #1114729
Cross-References: CVE-2018-17456
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15

An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata is now available.


This update for libgit2 fixes the following issues:

Security issue fixed:

  • CVE-2018-17456: Submodule URLs and paths with a leading "-" are now ignored to avoid injecting options into library consumers that perform recursive clones (bsc#1110949).

Non-security issues fixed:
  • Version update to version 0.26.8 (bsc#1114729).
  • Full changelog can be found at: * *

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-2865=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libgit2-26-0.26.8-3.8.1
    • libgit2-26-debuginfo-0.26.8-3.8.1
    • libgit2-debugsource-0.26.8-3.8.1
    • libgit2-devel-0.26.8-3.8.1