ESB-2018.1114.2 - UPDATE [Linux][Ubuntu] patch: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-04-17

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                              ESB-2018.1114.2
                           Patch vulnerabilities
                               17 April 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           patch
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1000156 CVE-2018-6951 CVE-2016-10713

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3624-1

Revision History:  April 17 2018: Corresponding update for Ubuntu 12/04 ESM added
                   April 12 2018: Initial Release

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USN-3624-2: Patch vulnerabilities

16 April 2018

patch vulnerabilities

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

  o Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Patch.

Software Description

  o 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

  o https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3624-2
  o https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3624-1
  o CVE-2016-10713
  o CVE-2018-1000156

(C) 2017 Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of
Canonical Ltd.

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