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Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:40:38 -0800
From: Steve Beattie <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: patch directory traversal flaw

On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 02:54:57PM -0700, Vincent Danen wrote:
> 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:
> Thanks.

I believe the Debian security team assigned CVE-2010-1679 for this

Steve Beattie

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