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    Ubuntu 4071-1: Patch vulnerabilities

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    Several security issues were fixed in Patch.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4071-1
    July 24, 2019
    
    patch vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Patch.
    
    Software Description:
    - patch: Apply a diff file to an original
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
    (CVE-2019-13636)
    
    It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2019-13638)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      patch                           2.7.6-3ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      patch                           2.7.6-2ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      patch                           2.7.5-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4071-1
      CVE-2019-13636, CVE-2019-13638
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/patch/2.7.6-3ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/patch/2.7.6-2ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/patch/2.7.5-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
    

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