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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
Upstream
Released (2.7.3-1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (2.7.1-4ubuntu2.3)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/patch.git/commit/?id=41688ad8ef88bc296f3bed30b171ec73e5876b88