NULL Pointer Dereference Affecting patch package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    Availability High
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7.5 high
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Red Hat
3.3 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-PATCH-525129
  • published 13 Feb 2018
  • disclosed 13 Feb 2018

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Debian:11 patch.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream patch package and not the patch package as distributed by Debian:11. See How to fix? for Debian:11 relevant fixed versions and status.

An issue was discovered in GNU patch through 2.7.6. There is a segmentation fault, associated with a NULL pointer dereference, leading to a denial of service in the intuit_diff_type function in pch.c, aka a "mangled rename" issue.