Fedora 20: patch Security Update

    Date 04 Apr 2015
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Security fixes for CVE-2014-9637, CVE-2015-1196, and an infinite loop with a crafted diff.
    Fedora Update Notification
    2015-01-25 23:47:17
    Name        : patch
    Product     : Fedora 20
    Version     : 2.7.5
    Release     : 1.fc20
    URL         : https://www.gnu.org/software/patch/patch.html
    Summary     : Utility for modifying/upgrading files
    Description :
    The patch program applies diff files to originals.  The diff command
    is used to compare an original to a changed file.  Diff lists the
    changes made to the file.  A person who has the original file can then
    use the patch command with the diff file to add the changes to their
    original file (patching the file).
    Patch should be installed because it is a common way of upgrading
    Update Information:
    Security fixes for CVE-2014-9637, CVE-2015-1196, and an infinite loop with a crafted diff.
    * Mon Mar  9 2015 Tim Waugh  - 2.7.5-1
    - Fixed memory leak in selinux patch.
    - 2.7.5, including an even better fix for CVE-2015-1196 that still
      allows relative symlinks to be created/used.
    * Sun Feb  1 2015 Tim Waugh  - 2.7.4-1
    - 2.7.4, including a better fix for CVE-2015-1196 that still allows
      symlinks referencing ".." to be created.
    * Fri Jan 23 2015 Tim Waugh  - 2.7.3-1
    - 2.7.3 (bug #1182157, CVE-2015-1196, bug #1184491, CVE-2014-9637).
    * Tue Jan 20 2015 Tim Waugh  - 2.7.1-12
    - Apply upstream patch to fix line numbering integer overflow.
    * Tue Jan 20 2015 Tim Waugh  - 2.7.1-11
    - Apply upstream patch to fix directory traversal via symlinks
      (bug #1182157, CVE-2015-1196).
    * Sun Aug 17 2014 Fedora Release Engineering  - 2.7.1-9
    - Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_22_Mass_Rebuild
    * Fri Jun  6 2014 Fedora Release Engineering  - 2.7.1-8
    - Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Mass_Rebuild
      [ 1 ] Bug #1188578 - patch: infinite loop with a crafted diff
      [ 2 ] Bug #1185262 - CVE-2014-9637 patch: local denial of service with a crafted patch
      [ 3 ] Bug #1184490 - CVE-2015-1395 patch: directory traversal via file rename
    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
    su -c 'yum update patch' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
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