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CVE-2015-1196

Published: 21 January 2015

GNU patch 2.7.1 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack in a patch file.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
git-style patch support added in 2.7
no upstream fix as of 2015-01-19
seth-arnold
fix for the fix http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/patch.git/commit/?id=41688ad8ef88bc296f3bed30b171ec73e5876b88
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
patch
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Not vulnerable
(2.6-2ubuntu1)
precise Not vulnerable
(2.6.1-3)
trusty
Released (2.7.1-4ubuntu2.3)
upstream
Released (2.7.1-7)
utopic
Released (2.7.1-5ubuntu0.3)
vivid
Released (2.7.3-1)
Patches:
upstream: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/patch.git/commit/?id=4e9269a5fc1fe80a1095a92593dd85db871e1fd3