Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Patch: Multiple vulnerabilities
Name GLSA-201908-22 First vendor Publication 2019-08-18
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2019-08-18
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Patch, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.


Patch takes a patch file containing a difference listing produced by the diff program and applies those differences to one or more original files, producing patched versions.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Patch. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A local attacker could pass a specially crafted diff file to Patch, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or arbitrary code execution.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Patch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/patch-2.7.6-r4"


[ 1 ] CVE-2019-13636 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-13636
[ 2 ] CVE-2019-13638 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-13638


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201908-22.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-78 Improper Sanitization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') (CWE/SANS Top 25)
50 % CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 13
Os 3

Alert History

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Date Informations
2019-08-18 05:19:04
  • First insertion