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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201908-22 ] Patch Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201908-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: 2019-08-18
Bug(s): #690136
ID: 201908-22

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Patch, the worst of
which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.


Background

Patch takes a patch file containing a difference listing produced by the
diff program and applies those differences to one or more original files,
producing patched versions.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-devel/patch
Vulnerable: < 2.7.6-r4
Unaffected: >= 2.7.6-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Patch. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker could pass a specially crafted diff file to Patch,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or arbitrary code
execution.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Patch users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/patch-2.7.6-r4"
   


References

CVE-2019-13636
CVE-2019-13638
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