Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : patch (MDVSA-2015:050)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81933


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated patch package fixes security vulnerabilities :

It was reported that a crafted diff file can make patch eat memory and later segfault (CVE-2014-9637).

It was reported that the versions of the patch utility that support Git-style patches are vulnerable to a directory traversal flaw. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by applying a specially crafted patch, with the privileges of the user running patch (CVE-2015-1395).

GNU patch before 2.7.4 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack in a patch file (CVE-2015-1196).


Update the affected patch package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81933

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-050.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/19

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:patch, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9637, CVE-2015-1196, CVE-2015-1395

BID: 72074, 72286

MDVSA: 2015:050