Security update for patch

SUSE Security Update: Security update for patch
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:1128-1
Rating: important
References: #1080918 #1080951 #1088420
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3

  • An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.


    This update for patch fixes the following issues:

    Security issues fixed:

    - CVE-2018-1000156: Malicious patch files cause ed to execute arbitrary
    commands (bsc#1088420).
    - CVE-2018-6951: Fixed NULL pointer dereference in the intuit_diff_type
    function in pch.c (bsc#1080918).
    - CVE-2016-10713: Fixed out-of-bounds access within pch_write_line() in
    pch.c (bsc#1080918).

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-777=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-777=1

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • patch-2.7.5-8.5.1
      • patch-debuginfo-2.7.5-8.5.1
      • patch-debugsource-2.7.5-8.5.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
      • patch-2.7.5-8.5.1
      • patch-debuginfo-2.7.5-8.5.1
      • patch-debugsource-2.7.5-8.5.1