Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0068

Updated patch packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 17 Feb 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-9637 , CVE-2015-1196 , CVE-2015-1395


Updated patch package fixes security vulnerabilities:

It was reported that a crafted diff file can make patch eat memory and later
segfault (CVE-2014-9637).

It was reported that the versions of the patch utility that support Git-style
patches are vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw. This could allow an
attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by applying a specially crafted patch,
with the privileges of the user running patch (CVE-2015-1395).

GNU patch before 2.7.4 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via
a symlink attack in a patch file (CVE-2015-1196).