Gentoo: GLSA-201908-22: Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities

    Date17 Aug 2019
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Patch, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201908-22
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                                               https://security.gentoo.org/
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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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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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