[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.7.4 (and updates to older maintenance tracks)

From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Thu Mar 17 2016 - 17:08:03 EST

The latest maintenance release Git v2.7.4 is now available at the
usual places. The same set of bugfix patches from the current
'master' have been backported to older maintenance tracks and are
available as v2.4.11, v2.5.5 and v2.6.6. These are to fix a heap
corruption / buffer overflow bug and users are strongly encouraged
to upgrade. The fix has already been in the release candidate
v2.8.0-rc3 as well.

The tarballs are found at:


The following public repositories all have a copy of the 'v2.7.4'
tag and the 'maint' branch that the tag points at:

url = https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/git/git
url = git://repo.or.cz/alt-git.git
url = git://git.sourceforge.jp/gitroot/git-core/git.git
url = git://git-core.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/git-core/git-core
url = https://github.com/gitster/git


Git v2.7.4 Release Notes

Fixes since v2.7.3

* Bugfix patches were backported from the 'master' front to plug heap
corruption holes, to catch integer overflow in the computation of
pathname lengths, and to get rid of the name_path API. Both of
these would have resulted in writing over an under-allocated buffer
when formulating pathnames while tree traversal.


Changes since v2.7.3 are as follows:

Jeff King (7):
add helpers for detecting size_t overflow
tree-diff: catch integer overflow in combine_diff_path allocation
http-push: stop using name_path
show_object_with_name: simplify by using path_name()
list-objects: convert name_path to a strbuf
list-objects: drop name_path entirely
list-objects: pass full pathname to callbacks

Junio C Hamano (4):
Git 2.4.11
Git 2.5.5
Git 2.6.6
Git 2.7.4