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Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:54:57 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: CVE request: patch directory traversal flaw

We got a heads up on a directory traversal flaw in patch.  I don't think
a CVE name has been assigned to it; could we get one?  It allows for the
creation of arbitrary files in unexpected places due to the use of '..'.

References:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=667529
http://osdir.com/ml/bug-patch-gnu/2010-12/msg00000.html

Thanks.

-- 
Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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