GLSA-201908-22 : Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 127971


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201908-22 (Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Patch. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could pass a specially crafted diff file to Patch, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or arbitrary code execution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Patch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/patch-2.7.6-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127971

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201908-22.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/08/20

Updated: 2019/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:patch, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-13636, CVE-2019-13638

GLSA: 201908-22