Published: 22 July 2019
GNU patch through 2.7.6 is vulnerable to OS shell command injection that can be exploited by opening a crafted patch file that contains an ed style diff payload with shell metacharacters. The ed editor does not need to be present on the vulnerable system. This is different from CVE-2018-1000156.
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
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