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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-22

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-22
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-22 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Patch, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code. Versions less than 2.7.6-r4 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2019-13636, CVE-2019-13638
SHA-256 | 6f447b44bb4214475ce239876d771d1fa9336181e808c8f24d80e42adab348e3

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-22

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Severity: Normal
Title: Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 18, 2019
Bugs: #690136
ID: 201908-22

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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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 sys-devel/patch < 2.7.6-r4 >= 2.7.6-r4

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:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/patch-2.7.6-r4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2019-13636
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-13636
[ 2 ] CVE-2019-13638
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-13638

Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-22

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 2019 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.

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