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CVE-2015-1396

Published: 28 January 2015

A Directory Traversal vulnerability exists in the GNU patch before 2.7.4. A remote attacker can write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack in a patch file. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-1196.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

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 (2.7.3-1)
utopic
Released (2.7.1-5ubuntu0.3)
vivid
Released (2.7.3-1)