Release of Invalid Pointer or Reference Affecting patch package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High
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5.5 medium
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Red Hat
5.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-UBUNTU2204-PATCH-2780071
  • published 25 Dec 2021
  • disclosed 22 Dec 2021

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Ubuntu:22.04 patch.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream patch package and not the patch package as distributed by Ubuntu:22.04. See How to fix? for Ubuntu:22.04 relevant fixed versions and status.

An Invalid Pointer vulnerability exists in GNU patch 2.7 via the another_hunk function, which causes a Denial of Service.