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Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:14:38 -0600
From: Raphael Geissert <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: patch directory traversal flaw


Steve Beattie wrote:

> 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
> issue.

That CVE is for dpkg (same principle, different code).
My opinion is that patch should be fixed too and it would require another 
CVE (we've run out of them atm.)

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer -

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