DescriptionGNU Patch version 2.7.6 contains an input validation vulnerability when processing patch files, specifically the EDITOR_PROGRAM invocation (using ed) can result in code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable via a patch file processed via the patch utility. This is similar to FreeBSD's CVE-2015-1418 however although they share a common ancestry the code bases have diverged over time.
Overall state of this security issue: Pending
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
Status of this issue by product and package
Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2||patch||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3||patch||Affected|