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USN-4071-1: Patch vulnerabilities

24 July 2019

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 issue to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-13636)

It was discovered that Patch incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-13638)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

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