USN-3624-1: Patch vulnerabilities

10 April 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Patch.

Releases

Packages

  • patch - Apply a diff file to an original

Details

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker
could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-10713)

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain input validation. An
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000156)

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker
could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-6951)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.