Debian LTS: DLA-1856-1: patch security update

    Date19 Jul 2019
    CategoryDebian LTS
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Handling of symlinks in patch, a tool to apply a diff file to an original, was wrong in certain cases.
    
    Package        : patch
    Version        : 2.7.5-1+deb8u2
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-13636
    
    
    Handling of symlinks in patch, a tool to apply a diff file to an original, 
    was wrong in certain cases.
    
    
    For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
    2.7.5-1+deb8u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your patch packages.
    
    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
    
    
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