CentOS 6 : patch (CESA-2018:1199)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109528
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn update for patch is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The patch program applies diff files to originals. The diff command is used to compare an original to a changed file. Diff lists the changes made to the file. A person who has the original file can then use the patch command with the diff file to add the changes to their original file (patching the file).
Patch should be installed because it is a common way of upgrading applications.
Security Fix(es) :
* patch: Malicious patch files cause ed to execute arbitrary commands (CVE-2018-1000156)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected patch package.