SourceTree: Shellshock and embedded Git

Hi there, I'm running SourceTree v1.6.8.0 on Windows. I am using embedded Git v1.8.3 which appears to be dated 20130601. The security folks at work are concerned that the version of bash included in this software might be vulnerable to shellshock ... anyone know how I should respond to them? THanks!

2 answers

Disclaimer: I'm not a security expert.

I would assume the bash version does have the vulnerability, until @Steve Streeting or someone at Atlassian can say differently.

However, unless you provide remote access to this bash installation, I'm not sure how it would be taken advantage of. If a malicious third party gains enough access to your computer to execute commands with SourceTree's bash, you're already screwed.


@Steve Streeting any thoughts on this?

Our IT department had similar concerns about the PuTTY version that comes with SourceTree.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Oct 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configure your repos for hosting goodness!

Supported Platforms macOS Windows We recently introduced support for additional hosting services such as GitHub Enterprise, GitLab (Cloud, Community Edition, Enterprise Edition), and...

1,234 views 4 2
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you