RHEL 7 : patch (RHSA-2018:2091)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110753
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for patch is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
Extended Update Support.
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).
Security Fix(es) :
* patch: Malicious patch files cause ed to execute arbitrary commands
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 and / or patch-debuginfo packages.