From: "Brandon Williams" <>
On 12/01, Ramsay Jones wrote:

On 01/12/16 09:04, Jeff King wrote:
> If a malicious server redirects the initial ref
> advertisement, it may be able to leak sha1s from other,
> unrelated servers that the client has access to. For
> example, imagine that Alice is a git user, she has access to
> a private repository on a server hosted by Bob, and Mallory
> runs a malicious server and wants to find out about Bob's
> private repository.
> Mallory asks Alice to clone an unrelated repository from her
... from _him_ ? (ie Mallory)

> over HTTP. When Alice's client contacts Mallory's server for
> the initial ref advertisement, the server issues an HTTP
> redirect for Bob's server. Alice contacts Bob's server and
> gets the ref advertisement for the private repository. If
> there is anything to fetch, she then follows up by asking
> the server for one or more sha1 objects. But who is the
> server?
> If it is still Mallory's server, then Alice will leak the
> existence of those sha1s to her.
... to _him_ ? (again Mallory)

Ramsay Jones

Depends, I only know Mallorys who are women so her seems appropriate.

Brandon Williams

In a British context "Mallory and Irvine" were two (male) climbers who died on Everest in 1924 (tales of daring...), so it's easy to expect (from this side of the pond) that 'Mallory' would be male. However he was really George Mallory.

Meanwhile that search engine's images shows far more female Mallorys, so I've learnt something.

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