Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1864-1 patch -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Jul 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-13638.
More information:

An issue with quoting has been found in patch, a tool to apply a diff file to an original, when invoking ed. In order to avoid this, ed is now directly started instead of calling a shell which starts ed.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.5-1+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your patch packages.

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