Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : patch (MDVSA-2015:050)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated patch package fixes security vulnerabilities :

It was reported that a crafted diff file can make patch eat memory and
later segfault (CVE-2014-9637).

It was reported that the versions of the patch utility that support
Git-style patches are vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw. This
could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by applying a
specially crafted patch, with the privileges of the user running patch

GNU patch before 2.7.4 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary
files via a symlink attack in a patch file (CVE-2015-1196).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected patch package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81933 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72074

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9637

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