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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-12
(Patch: Denial of Service)
Due to a flaw in Patch, the application can enter an infinite loop when
processing a specially crafted diff file.
A local attacker could pass a specially crafted diff file to Patch,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All patch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/patch-2.7.4'
Risk factor :
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