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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-12

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-12
Posted Dec 5, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-12 - Patch is vulnerable to a locally generated Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 2.7.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-12

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Severity: Normal
Title: Patch: Denial of Service
Date: December 05, 2016
Bugs: #538658
ID: 201612-12

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Synopsis
========

Patch is vulnerable to a locally generated Denial of Service condition.

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
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-devel/patch < 2.7.4 >= 2.7.4

Description
===========

Due to a flaw in Patch, the application can enter an infinite loop when
processing a specially crafted diff file.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All patch users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/patch-2.7.4"

References
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Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-12

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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