RHEL 6 : patch (RHSA-2018:2096)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110758

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for patch is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Advanced 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 (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.

Solution

Update the affected patch and / or patch-debuginfo packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2096

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1000156

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110758

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2096.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/28

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:patch, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:patch-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000156

RHSA: 2018:2096