Debian DLA-1348-1 : patch security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109063
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that there was an input validation vulnerability in the patch(1) utility where an ed(1) script embedded in a regular input file could result in arbitrary code execution. This was reported by Rachel Kroll  et al.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in patch version 2.6.1-3+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your patch packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected patch package.