USN-3624-2: Patch vulnerabilities

16 April 2018

patch vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Patch.

Software Description

  • patch - Apply a diff file to an original

Details

USN-3624-1 fixed a vulnerability in Patch. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
patch - 2.6.1-3ubuntu0.2

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