USN-4071-1: Patch vulnerabilities

24 July 2019

patch vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 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 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
patch - 2.7.6-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
patch - 2.7.6-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
patch - 2.7.5-1ubuntu0.16.04.2

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.

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