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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-1000156

GNU Patch version 2.7.6 contains an input validation vulnerability when processing patch files, specifically the EDITOR_PROGRAM invocation (using ed) can result in code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable via a patch file processed via the patch utility. This is similar to FreeBSD's CVE-2015-1418 however although they share a common ancestry the code bases have diverged over time.
Publish Date : 2018-04-06 Last Update Date : 2018-06-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2018:1199: patch security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20181199 unix
RHSA-2018:1200: patch security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20181200 unix
RHSA-2018:2091: patch security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20182091 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2018-1000156

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~esm~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 17.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Patch 2.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
GNU Patch 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2

- References For CVE-2018-1000156
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20180416 [SECURITY] [DLA 1348-1] patch security update
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2094
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1199
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1200
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2091
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2092
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2093
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2096
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2095

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-1000156

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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