openSUSE Security Update : patch (openSUSE-SU-2015:0199-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81156


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the following security issue :

+ Security fix for a directory traversal flaw when handling git-style patches. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by applying a specially crafted patch. [boo#913678] [CVE-2015-1196]

This update fixes the following issues :

+ When a file isn't being deleted because the file contents don't match the patch, the resulting message is now 'Not deleting file ... as content differs from patch' instead of 'File ... is not empty after patch;
not deleting'.

+ Function names in hunks (from diff -p) are now preserved in reject files [boo#904519]


Update the affected patch packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81156

File Name: openSUSE-2015-98.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/04

Modified: 2015/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:patch, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:patch-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:patch-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1196