USN-3624-1: Patch vulnerabilities

10 April 2018

patch vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Patch.

Software Description

  • 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
patch - 2.7.5-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
patch - 2.7.5-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
patch - 2.7.1-4ubuntu2.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References