Security update for gitolite (moderate)

ID OPENSUSE-SU-2018:3035-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2018-10-05T21:10:02


This update for gitolite fixes the following issues:

Gitolite was updated to 3.6.9:

  • CVE-2018-16976: prevent racy access to repos in process of migration to gitolite (boo#1108272)
  • 'info' learns new '-p' option to show only physical repos (as opposed to wild repos)

The update to 3.6.8 contains:

  • fix bug when deleting all hooks for a repo
  • allow trailing slashes in repo names
  • make pre-receive hook driver bail on non-zero exit of a pre-receive hook
  • allow templates in gitolite.conf (new feature)
  • various optimiations

The update to 3.6.7 contains:

  • allow repo-specific hooks to be organised into subdirectories, and allow the multi-hook driver to be placed in some other location of your choice
  • allow simple test code to be embedded within the gitolite.conf file; see contrib/utils/testconf for how. (This goes on the client side, not on the server)
  • allow syslog "facility" to be changed, from the default of 'local0'
  • allow syslog "facility" to be changed, from the default of replaced with a space separated list of members

The update to 3.6.6 contains:

  • simple but important fix for a future perl deprecation (perl will be removing "." from @INC in 5.24)
  • 'perms' now requires a '-c' to activate batch mode (should not affect interactive use but check your scripts perhaps?)
  • gitolite setup now accepts a '-m' option to supply a custom message (useful when it is used by a script)